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In the Dark Places of Wisdom
In the Dark Places of Wisdom

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

PHILOSOPHY

255 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: December 1999

ISBN 9781890350017

Rights: US & CA

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Overview

A set of ancient inscriptions on marble found 40 years ago in southern Italy, recording details so bewildering that scholars have kept silent about them ... Sensational new information about a group of ancient philosophers who were so intensely practical that, two and a half thousand years ago, they shaped our existence and the world we live in ... These are just two ingredients of this extraordinary book, which uncovers an astonishing reality right at the origins of the Western world. Written by a highly-acclaimed contemporary historian and expert in the field, it provides dramatic new evidence about one of the most important of ancient philosophers, Parmenides—and revolutionizes our un-derstanding of the history of religion, of the origins of philosophy, and of Western culture as a whole.

Author Biography

Peter Kingsley is a former Warburg Institute fellow, an honorary professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and an honorary professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico.