The Origins Of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and Fate by R. B. OniansThe Origins Of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and Fate by R. B. Onians

The Origins Of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and Fate

byR. B. Onians

Paperback | February 26, 1988

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Onians' remarkable work of scholarship sought to deal with the very roots of European civilization and thought: the fundamental beliefs about life, mind, body, soul, and human destiny that are embodied in the myths and legends of the ancients. The volume is remains a fascinating collection of ideas and explanations of cultures as diverse as the Greeks and the Norse, the Celts and the Jews, and the Chinese and the Romans.
Title:The Origins Of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and FateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:602 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.34 inPublished:February 26, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521347947

ISBN - 13:9780521347945

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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Introduction; Part I. The Mind and the Body: 1. Some processes of consciousness; 2. The organs of consciousness; 3. The stuff of consciousness; 4. Cognition - the five senses; 5. The liver and the belly; Part II. The Immortal Soul and the Body: 6. The psyche; 7. The Genius, Numen, etc; 8. Anima and Animus; 9. The knees; 10. The strength; 11. The stuff of life; 12. River-worship and some forms of the life-substance; 13. The world: beginnings of Greek 'philosophy'; 14. Death and cremation; 15. The offerings to the dead and to the Gods; 16. Nectar and Ambrosia; Part III. Fate and Time: 17. 'On the knees of the Gods'; 18. Peirata; 19. Kairos; 20. The ewaving of fate; 21. Other peoples - fate and magic; 22. Moiran epitithenal, pepromenos; 23. Hyper moron and the relation of the Gods to fate; 24. The Jars of Zeus, the scales of Zeus, and the Keres; 25. Time - Emar; 26. Lachesis, Klotho, and Atropos; 27. Phases of body and mind, sorrow, sleep, death, etc; 28. Telos; Addenda; Indexes.