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Antik Yunan’da Tarihsel Nedensellik
In The Ancient Greek Historical Causality

Author(s): Ardalan Mohammed Ahmed
Subject(s): History, Philosophy, Ancient World, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Kilis 7 Aralık Üniversity
Keywords: Ancient Greek; Herodotus; Thucydides; Polybius; Historical cansation;

Summary/Abstract: This research studies the reasoning idea with prominent Greece historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius. Their importance is that they didn’t describe humanity history through referring to the Goddesses and destiny, but they rather relied on factual reasons which mixed between logical reasoning and mytholodogical reasoning in explaining the events. Homerous and Hezoudus works were corner stones of mythical reasoning, while Thucydides’ were logical. However, Polybius didn’t follow the style of the latter in explaining the past, but he noticed that the idea of reasoning was clearer and he had greater awareness of its importance in writing the history, as it was followed in a deeper and greater manner. Furthermore, those three historians who lived between the second and the fifth century BC, witnessed the prosperity of philosophy in their nation, not to mention, they were deeply influenced by philosophy in recording the events with their critical mindset in following the reasons of the events. Additionally, this work aims to study the reasons behined the master shifts of the incidents, whether natural disasters or human related reasons which are originally the main reasons for those thinkers research.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 8-18
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Turkish