9781108415255-1108415253-Aristotle on Religion

Aristotle on Religion

ISBN-13: 9781108415255
ISBN-10: 1108415253
Author: Segev, Mor
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 198 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108415255
ISBN-10: 1108415253
Author: Segev, Mor
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 198 pages

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Acknowledged authors Segev, Mor wrote Aristotle on Religion comprising 198 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108415253 and 9781108415255. Since then Aristotle on Religion textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Aristotle is a severe critic of traditional religion, believing it to be false, yet he also holds that traditional religion and its institutions are necessary if any city, including the ideal city he describes in the Politics, is to exist and flourish. This book provides, for the first time, a coherent account of the socio-political role which Aristotle attributes to traditional religion despite his rejection of its content. Mor Segev argues that Aristotle thinks traditional religion is politically necessary because it prepares the ground for what he considers the pinnacle of human endeavor: attaining the knowledge of first philosophy, whose objects are real beings worthy of being called gods. Developing this interpretation, Segev goes on to analyze Aristotle's references to the myths of traditional Greek religion, and to assess his influence on medieval Jewish and Christian theology and philosophy of religion.

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