Being in antiquity
Ancient Egypt, Greece, India, and Christendom, among others, historically suggest themselves as veritable treasure-troves for ontological exploration, each having identifiable source events, powerful mythopoeic traditions, and revelations that exploded over a geographical region producing the ethos-aesthetics of a people. Coming at ontology from different angles, these sustained explorations of antiquity, sometimes across the span of more than a thousand years, are among the most powerful human inquiries into existential meaning and truth. This priceless human heritage must not be locked away in the museum of knowledge; it was never meant to be forgotten, but to be remembered and engaged with again and again in a practice of anamnesis. Thus the archeological work incumbent upon us here could justifiably begin by looking at these wisdom traditions and their corresponding ontological foundations.
Roy, K. (2019). Being in antiquity, in Education and the ontological question, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 25-80.
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