A Chaos of Delight
Science, Religion and Myth and the Shaping of Western Thought
By (author) Geoffrey P. Dobson
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Chaos of Delight by Geoffrey P. Dobson
Book DescriptionHumans throughout history have sought ways of understanding their place within the world. Religion, science and myth have been at the forefront of this quest for meaning. A Chaos of Delight examines how various cultures - from the early Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks to contemporary Western society - have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different world views. The rise of modern science is examined, alongside questions of evolution and the origins of life. This comprehensive volume is an essential read for students and scholars interested in the history of ideas and the role of religion, science and myth in the development of Western thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845530198
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A tour guide into the succession of ways human beings have constructed order and meaning about the world, and their place in it. The book examines how various cultures over the past 5000 years have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different worldviews, ranging from deep mythopoeic supernatural reflections to purely physical ones.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey P. Dobson
Geoffrey P. Dobson, James Cook University, Australia
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