Renée Koch Piettre - The Axial Age: New Thoughts on S. N. Eisenstadt’ Concept

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The Axial Age: New Thoughts on S. N. Eisenstadt’ ConceptArticle

Authors: Renée Koch Piettre ORCID1

We discuss the relevance of the axial age concept of Eisenstadt in its application to Ancient Greece. According to Eisenstadt, Greece, despite its philosophers, had remained not idealistic enough to enter fully into the axial age. Recalling the diffusionist theory of A.  Hocart and Levi‑Strauss’ structuralism, we show that the Oriental influences, both in the Hellenistic era and since the Greeks adapted the Phoenician writing, have always been subordinated by the Greeks to their own traditions.

Volume: Varia
Section: Articles
Published on: April 1, 2020
Accepted on: April 1, 2020
Submitted on: March 27, 2020
Keywords: Anthropologie,Klassik,Axiales Zeitalter,Eisenstadt,Hocart,Judaismus,griechische Philosophie,alphabetisches Schreiben,Clearchus von Soli,Epicurus,Anthropology,Classics,Axial Age,Eisenstadt,Hocart,judaism,Greek philosophy,alphabetic writing,Clearchus of Soli,Epicurus,Anthropologie,études anciennes,âge axial,Eisenstadt,Hocart,judaïsme,philosophie grecque,écriture alphabétique,Cléarque de Soles,Épicure,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences


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