Title: Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and ...
Publisher: University of California Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
1976. Paperback. Num Pages: 800 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: HPCA; HPCB; JFCX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 156 x 37. Weight in Grams: 1118. Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century. 800 pages, illustrations. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. BIC Classification: HPCA; HPCB; JFCX. Dimension: 227 x 156 x 37. Weight: 1068. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780520032163
Review: Western thought, writes Clarence Glacken in this magisterial, highly influential study, centers on three questions: Was the earth made for a reason? Does the earth shape human life? How have humans affected the earth? Tracing these three questions in turn deep into antiquity, Glacken shows how varied the answers have been. Aristotle, for instance, argued that there was purpose in nature, with each thing created for the benefit of something else--especially humans. Christian thinkers extended Aristotle's ideas, although, as Glacken warns, it is incorrect to assume that this presupposes a hostility toward or indifference to the natural world. Glacken closes his tome with the advent of modern science, when theological questions gave way in large measure to more modest, empirical questions of form and process. --Gregory McNamee
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