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Divination and the History of Surplus Knowledge

Peter T. Struck

in Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169392
eISBN:
9781400881116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169392.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It begins by discussing the practice of divination for many millennia and across the whole Old World. It then reviews bodies ... More


Aristotle on Foresight through Dreams

Peter T. Struck

in Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169392
eISBN:
9781400881116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169392.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter examines Aristotle's thoughts on divination. As with Plato, his most detailed thinking on divination centres on dreams. He positions noncoincidental prescient dreams as examples of ... More


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