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The Resource The masters of truth in Archaic Greece, Marcel Detienne ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet ; translated by Janet Lloyd

The masters of truth in Archaic Greece, Marcel Detienne ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet ; translated by Janet Lloyd

Label
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece
Title
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Detienne ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece traces the odyssey of "truth," Aletheia, from mythoreligious to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Marcel Detienne's starting point is a simple observation: In archaic Greece, three figures - the diviner, the bard, and the king - all share the privilege of dispensing truth by virtue of the religious power of divine memory which provides them with knowledge, both oracular and inspired, of the present, past, and future. Beginning with this definition of the prerational meaning of truth, Detienne proceeds to elaborate the complex conceptual and historical contexts from which emerges the philosophical notion of truth still influencing Western philosophy today
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Detienne, Marcel
Dewey number
180
Index
index present
LC call number
B187.T7
LC item number
D413 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Alētheia (The Greek word)
  • Truth
  • Greece
  • Waarheid
  • Filosofie
  • Griekse oudheid
Label
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece, Marcel Detienne ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ambiguity and Contradiction
  • Foreword
  • Pierre Vidal-Naquet
  • Truth and Society
  • The Memory of the Poet
  • The Old Man of the Sea
  • The Ambiguity of Speech
  • The Process of Secularization
  • A Choice between Aletheia and Apate
Control code
33041807
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780942299854
Lccn
95033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33041807
Label
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece, Marcel Detienne ; foreword by Pierre Vidal-Naquet ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ambiguity and Contradiction
  • Foreword
  • Pierre Vidal-Naquet
  • Truth and Society
  • The Memory of the Poet
  • The Old Man of the Sea
  • The Ambiguity of Speech
  • The Process of Secularization
  • A Choice between Aletheia and Apate
Control code
33041807
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780942299854
Lccn
95033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33041807

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