Table of contents for The Greek concept of nature / Gerard Naddaf.

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Chapter one: The Meaning of Peri Phuse_s
1. Prologue
2. The etymology of phusis
3. Phusis in the Odyssey
4. The first Presocratic occurrance of phusis
5. The comprehensive meaning of phusis
6. Peri phuse_s as the title of a work.
7. Interpretations of the meaning of phusis in the expression peri phuse_s
8. Phusis in the sense of pripordial matter
9. Phusis in the sense of process
10. Phusis in the sense of primordial matter and process
11. Phusis in the sense of origin, process and result
12. Several concrete examples illustrating such a notion
13. Notion and method in vogure with the Presocratics
14. Peri phuse_s revisited
A. Euripides: fragment 910
B. Hippocratic treatise: On Fleshes 1.2
C. Xenophan: Memorabilia 1.1.11-15
D. Aristotle: Parts of Animals 1,1. 640b4-22
E. Plato: Laws 10.889a4-e2
15. Conclusion
Chapter two: Cosmogonic Myth as an Antecedent to Peri Phuse_s Writings
1. What is a cosmogonic myth?
2. The Enuma Elish
3. Hesiod and writing
4. The Lelantine War
5. The basileis in Hesiod's Theogony
6. The prelude to the Theogony
7. The cosmogenesis
8. The castration of Uranos and the second cosmogenesis
9. The battles for sovereignity
10.The origin of humanity
11.The marriages of Zeus
12. General interpretation of the Theogony
13. The absence of ritual
14. The Works and Days as a sequal to the Theogony
15. Biographical details
16. Hesiod and the basileis
17. The advent of law
Chapter three: Anaximander's Historia Peri Phuse_s
1. Prologue: Anaximander as the first philosopher
2. The phusis as arch_
3. Linguistic analysis of the term to apeiron
4. Cosmos
5. Cosmogony: The formation of the universe
6. Cosmology: The structure of the universe
7. The sources of the cosmological model
A. The mythical hypothesis
B. The astronomical hypothesis
C. The architectural hypothesis
D. The political hypothesis
a. Isonomia and nature
b. Cosmology and social order
8. The origin of animals and humanity
9. The origin and development of society
10. Anaximander's map; the canvas of the oikoumen_
Chapter four: The HistoriaPeri Phuse_s from Xenophanes to the Atomists
1. Prologue
2. Xenophanes of Colophon
3. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans
4. Heraclitus of Ephesus
5. Parmenides of Elea
6. Empedocles of Acragas
7. Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
8. The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus
Index of Concepts and Proper Names
Index of Classical Passages Cited

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Philosophy of nature History, Philosophy, Ancient