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.
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