Poetry as the beginning of philosophy and science

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The article analyzes the situation of the formation of organized philosophical and scientific discourse in the pre-Socratic time, as well as in Alexandria and in the Arab Caliphate. It is shown that in all three cases it is, firstly, poetry that raised the verbal culture to such a level that the possibilities of using language expanded drastically and extreme generalizations became possible. Secondly, poetry performed a reflection upon mythology and formulated the problems that became the starting point of philosophical and scientific research. Poetry also inspired philosophers and scholars to use poetic forms to express their ideas and improve their language

Translated title of the contributionПоэзия как начало философии и науки
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-732
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • poetic genres
  • philosophy
  • logos
  • physis
  • philology
  • grammar
  • scientists-poets

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