Becoming God Paperback

Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy

by Patrick Lee Miller

In Stock - Usually dispatched within 8 days


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £38.49 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Becoming God

Full Product Description

This title offers a lucid presentation of the first and most influential attempts to weave together philosophical thought on God, reason and happiness. Becoming god was an ideal of many ancient Greek philosophers, as was the life of reason, which they equated with divinity. This book argues that their rival accounts of this equation depended on their divergent attitudes toward time. Affirming it, Heraclitus developed a paradoxical style of reasoning - chiasmus - that was the activity of his becoming god. Denying it as contradictory, Parmenides sought to purify thinking of all contradiction, offering eternity to those who would follow him. Plato did, fusing this pure style of reasoning - consistency - with a Pythagorean program of purification and divinization that would then influence philosophers from Aristotle to Kant. Those interested in Greek philosophical and religious thought will find fresh interpretations of its early figures, as well as a lucid presentation of the first and most influential attempts to link together divinity, rationality, and selfhood. "Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy" presents cutting edge scholarship in the history of ancient philosophy.The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from across the fields of Philosophy and Classical Studies.

Becoming God by Patrick Lee Miller was published by Continuum in July 2012. The ISBN for Becoming God is 9781441152701.

Go to Basket

Reviews of Becoming God

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Becoming God.


Details for Becoming God

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (July 2012)
Number of Pages190
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4034949
Page last updated 2nd October 2018
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer