From Myth to Metaphysics: The Emergence of Ancient Philosophy in Greece, India, Egypt and China (HT19)

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: February 14, 2019
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Cosmologies across ancient cultures describe the shape and structure of the universe, its origins and functioning – but when do these ‘myths’ become ‘metaphysics’? This symposium will bring together scholars of diverse ancient cultures in a ‘global’ conversation exploring the path from ‘Cosmology’ and ‘Myth’, to ‘Philosophy’ and ‘Metaphysics’. Jessica Frazier, Christopher Marlow, Lea Cantor and others will explore cases from Greece, India, Egypt and beyond.