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Divination and human nature : a cognitive history of intuition in classical antiquity, Peter T. Struck

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Divination and human nature : a cognitive history of intuition in classical antiquity
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Divination and human nature
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a cognitive history of intuition in classical antiquity
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Peter T. Struck
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eng
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Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination--the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals instead that such phenomena provoked an entirely different accounting from the ancient philosophers. These philosophers produced subtle studies into what was an odd but observable fact--that humans could sometimes have uncanny insights--and their work signifies an early chapter in the cognitive history of intuition. Examining the writings of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Neoplatonists, Struck demonstrates that they all observed how, setting aside the charlatans and swindlers, some people had premonitions defying the typical bounds of rationality. Given the wide differences among these ancient thinkers, Struck notes that they converged on seeing this surplus insight as an artifact of human nature, projections produced under specific conditions by our physiology. For the philosophers, such unexplained insights invited a speculative search for an alternative and more naturalistic system of cognition. Recovering a lost piece of an ancient tradition, Divination and Human Nature illustrates how philosophers of the classical era interpreted the phenomena of divination as a practice closer to intuition and instinct than magic
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Struck, Peter T
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index present
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In English
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Divination
  • Intuition
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Divination
  • Intuition
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Greece
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Divination and human nature : a cognitive history of intuition in classical antiquity, Peter T. Struck
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Divination and the history of surplus knowledge -- Plato on divination and nondiscursive knowing -- Aristotle on foresight through dreams -- Posidonius and other stoics on extra-sensory knowledge -- Iamblichus on divine divination and human intuition -- Reconsidering Penelope
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ocn951809796
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1 online resource
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online
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9781400881116
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 40026238086
  • 10.1515/9781400881116
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22573/ctt1q2306h
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(OCoLC)951809796
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Divination and human nature : a cognitive history of intuition in classical antiquity, Peter T. Struck
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divination and the history of surplus knowledge -- Plato on divination and nondiscursive knowing -- Aristotle on foresight through dreams -- Posidonius and other stoics on extra-sensory knowledge -- Iamblichus on divine divination and human intuition -- Reconsidering Penelope
Control code
ocn951809796
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40026238086
  • 10.1515/9781400881116
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1q2306h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)951809796

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