ピタゴラスの生涯、教説、後世への影響(英訳)<br>Pythagoras : His Life, Teaching, and Influence

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ピタゴラスの生涯、教説、後世への影響(英訳)
Pythagoras : His Life, Teaching, and Influence

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 216 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780801442407
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基本説明

Translated from the German by Steven Rendall. Christoph Riedweg's book is an engaging introduction to the fundamental contributions of Pythagoras to the establishment of European culture.

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One of the most important mathematical theorems is named after Pythagoras of Samos, but this semi-mythical Greek sage has more to offer than formulas. He is said to have discovered the numerical nature of the basic consonances and transposed the musical proportions to the cosmos, postulating a harmony of the spheres. He may have coined the words cosmos and philosophy. He is also believed to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls and therefore to have advised a vegetarian diet. Ancient legends have Pythagoras conversing with dogs, bears, and bulls. A distinctly Pythagorean way of life, including detailed ritual regulations, was observed by his disciples, who were organized as a secret society. Later, Pythagorean and Platonic teachings became fused. In this Platonized form, Pythagoreanism has remained influential through medieval Christianity and the Renaissance down to the present. Christoph Riedweg's book is an engaging introduction to the fundamental contributions of Pythagoras to the establishment of European culture. us about the philosopher, Riedweg not only examines the written record but also considers Pythagoras within the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual context of his times. The result is a vivid overview of the life and teachings of a crucial Greek thinker and his most important followers.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
1. Fiction and Truth: Ancient Stories about 1 (41)
Pythagoras
Pythagoras' Appearance 2 (3)
Biographical Information 5 (15)
Pythagoras as a Teacher 20 (22)
2. In Search of the Historical Pythagoras 42 (56)
The Cultural-Historical and Intellectual 44 (4)
Environment
The Oldest Testimonies 48 (12)
Guru and Scholar 60 (30)
Did Pythagoras Invent the Word Philosophy? 90 (8)
3. The Pythagorean Secret Society 98 (16)
Were the Pythagoreans an Ancient "Sect"? 98 (6)
The Pythagoreans in the Fifth and Fourth 104(10)
Centuries B.C.E.
4. Thinkers Influenced by Pythagoras and His 114(21)
Pupils
Pre-Platonic Thinkers 114(2)
Plato and the Old Academy 116(3)
Hellenistic "Forgeries" and Neo-Pythagoreanism 119(9)
Pythagoras as an Idea in the Middle Ages and 128(7)
Modernity-A Prospect
Chronology 135(6)
Abbreviations 141(4)
Notes 145(18)
Bibliography 163(14)
Index 177