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Being and Motion$
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Thomas Nail

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190908904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190908904.001.0001

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Ancient Cosmology I

Ancient Cosmology I

The Holy Mountain

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(p.239) Chapter 17 Ancient Cosmology I
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Being and Motion
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Thomas Nail

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0020

In this chapter (and the next three) we look at how the kinetic description or logos of eternity emerged historically as the dominant name for being. The thesis of these four chapters is to show that the dominant ancient ontological description of being implicitly and explicitly relies on a description of centrifugal motion. The argument of this chapter is that the dominant determination of being as eternity coincided roughly with the historical period of ancient cosmologies found in the writings of the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Semitic peoples, and the Greeks beginning around 5000 BCE and lasting to around 500 CE, although traces of it certainly began earlier in some areas and lingered later in others.

Keywords:   cosmology, ancient cosmology, sphere, Mesopotamia, Egyptian cosmology, theomachy

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