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Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and by Peter Kingsley

By Peter Kingsley

This is often the 1st ebook to research systematically an important points of historical Greek philosophy of their unique context of poser, faith, and magic. the writer brings to mild lately exposed facts approximately old Pythagoreanism and its impact on Plato, and reconstructs the interesting esoteric transmission of Pythagorean rules from the Greek West right down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the area of Islam.

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Rosenbaum Baylor University Press Waco, Texas Page iv Copyright © 1987 by Baylor University Press Waco, Texas 76798 All Rights Reserved Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 86-64032 International Standard Book Number: 0-918954-46-0 Printed in the United States of America Page v Contents Foreword vii Preface xxi How Philosophy Misuses Its Past Joel M. Smith 1 Participation and Imitation in Plato's Metaphysics Carl G. Vaught 17 Episteme as Doxa in the Theaetetus David J. DeMoss 33 Socrates and Abraham George W.

In addition to introductory courses, he taught the history of American Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion. For several years, he prepared new courses each semester. D. at the University of Texas. Upon finishing his work there he remained in Austin to accept a summer appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. A year after returning to Waco he became chairman of the Philosophy Department, a position he retained until 1987. In 1978, he was appointed Rayzor Distinguished Professor; the following year he was selected for the Most Outstanding Scholar Award by the Faculty of Baylor University.

One phase of his teaching to which Kilgore gave special attention was the course in Introductory Logic. In the mid-1960s he began putting together a text for the course. By 1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston was publishing the first edition of the text. A completely revised edition of An Introductory Logic was published in 1979. The book has been used as a text in over one hundred institutions. Two other areas that have attracted his teaching interests have been Greek Philosophy and American Philosophy.

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