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The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea

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The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea - Lovejoy, Arthur O., and J. Stanlis, Peter
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This is arguably the seminal work in historical and philosophical analysis of the twentieth century. Originally delivered for the William James lecture series at Harvard University in 1932-33, it remains the cornerstone of the history of ideas. Lovejoy sees philosophy's history as one of confusion of ideas, a prime example of which is the idea of a "great chain of being"--a universe linked in theology, science and values by pre-determined stages in all phases of life. Lovejoy's view is one of dualities in nature and society ...

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The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138536005

Hardcover

The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea 2009, Routledge, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781412810265

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea 1971, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674361539

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea 1936, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass.)

ISBN-13: 9780674361508

2nd edition

Hardcover