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Herodotus in the Anthropocene

Joel Alden Schlosser

Abstract

Herodotus in the Anthropocene develops a vision of earthly flourishing that can inspire and inform action in the twenty-first century. The book argues that Herodotus’ Histories offers a cluster of concepts for articulating and understanding the dynamic nature of things in a complex world, how human beings develop cultural practices, or nomos or nomoi, in responsive interaction with the non-human things that shape existence, and that political institutions might best sustain the communities of things produced through these practices. Herodotus' concept of earthly flourishing calls attention to ... More

Keywords: Herodotus, Anthropocene, nomos, politics, cultural practices, political institutions, equality, flourishing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226704708
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226704982.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Alden Schlosser, author
Bryn Mawr College

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