Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
x, 311 pages
In an effort to conceptualize and legitimize theoretical philosophy, the Greek philosophers turned to a venerable cultural practice: theoria (state pilgrimage). In this traditional practice, an individual journeyed abroad to officially witness sacralized spectacles. This book examines the philosophic appropriations and transformations of the practice of theoria.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-299) and indexes.