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Before Nature

Francesca Rochberg
Publisher: 
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2017
Number of Pages: 
369
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
55.00
ISBN: 
9780226406138
Category: 
Monograph
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Introduction: The Ancient Near East, Science, and Nature
Part I. Historiography
Chapter One. Science and Nature
Chapter Two. Old Ideas about Myth and Science
Part II. Cuneiform Knowledge and Its Interpretive Framework
Chapter Three. On Knowledge among Cuneiform Scholars
Chapter Four. A Cuneiform Modality of Order
Part III. Rationality, Analogy, and Law
Chapter Five. The Babylonians and the Rational
Chapter Six. Causality and World Order
Part IV. The Cuneiform World of Observation, Prediction, and Explanation
Chapter Seven. Observation of Astral Phenomena
Chapter Eight. Prediction and Explanation in Cuneiform Scholarship
Conclusion

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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