From Myth to Reason?: Studies in the Development of Greek Thought
R. G. A. Buxton
Oxford University Press, 2001 - 368 sivua
It is often said that Greek civilization underwent a transition from myth to reason. But what does this assertion mean? Is it true? Were the Greeks special in having evolved our sort of reason, or is that a mirage? Leading experts on ancient Greece here explore whether it is possible to maintain a distinction between myth, on the one hand, and philosophy, history, or technology, on the other.