Coverart for item
The Resource Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion, James Maffie

Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion, James Maffie

Label
Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion
Title
Aztec philosophy
Title remainder
understanding a world in motion
Statement of responsibility
James Maffie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie reveals a highly sophisticated and systematic Aztec philosophy worthy of consideration alongside European philosophies of their time. Bringing together the fields of comparative world philosophy and Mesoamerican studies, Maffie excavates the distinctly philosophical aspects of Aztec thought. Aztec Philosophy focuses on the ways Aztec metaphysics{u2014}the Aztecs{u2019} understanding of the nature, structure and constitution of reality{u2014}underpinned Aztec thinking about wisdom, ethics, politics,\ and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec religious practices as well as everyday activities such as weaving, farming, and warfare. Aztec metaphysicians conceived reality and cosmos as a grand, ongoing process of weaving{u2014}theirs was a world in motion. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, historical, and contemporary ethnographic evidence, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of reality, time, and existence along with a pantheistic theology. Aztec Philosophy will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists, philosophers, religionists, folklorists, and Latin Americanists as well as students of indigenous philosophy, religion, and art of the Americas. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maffie, James
Dewey number
199/.7208997452
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.76.P55
LC item number
M35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aztec philosophy
  • Aztecs
  • Aztec philosophy
  • Aztecs
Label
Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion, James Maffie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Teotl -- 1.1: Teotl -- 1.2: Supporting Scholarship -- 1.3: The Cosmos as Teotlâ€?s Artistic-Shamanic Self-Transformation -- 1.4: Some Implications of and Objections against Several Aspects of This Interpretation of Aztec Metaphysics -- 1.5: Conclusion -- 2: Pantheism -- 2.1: Pantheism -- 2.2: The Sacred -- 2.3: Neltiliztli, Self-Presentation, and Nonhierarchical Well-Ordering -- 2.4: Ixiptla and Teixiptla -- 2.5: Animism -- 2.6: Objections and Replies -- 2.7: Conclusion
  • 3: Agonistic Inamic Unity3.1: Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.2: Agonistic Inamic Unity as A Pattern in the Weaving of the Cosmos -- 3.3: Examining Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.4: Artistic Presentations of Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.5: Abstract Inamic Pa irs -- 3.6: Balance and Imbalance, and Center and Periphery Are Not Inamic Pairs -- 3.7: Ometeotl -- 3.8: Conclusion -- 4: Teotl as Olin -- 4.1: Olin -- 4.2: Linguistic Evidence -- 4.3: Literary Evidence -- 4.4: Graphic Evidence -- 4.5: Conclusion -- 5: Teotl as Malinalli -- 5.1: Linguistic Evidence
  • 5.2: Literary Evidence5.3: Graphic Evidence -- 5.4: Conclusion -- 6: Teotl as Nepantla -- 6.1: Linguistic Evidence -- 6.2: Literary Evidence -- 6.3: Graphic Evidence -- 6.4: Conclusion -- 7: Teotl as Time-Place -- 7.1: Introductory Remarks on Time and Place -- 7.2: The Tonalpohualli -- 7.3: The Xihuitl or Xiuhpohualli -- 7.4: Aztec Cosmogony -- 7.5: Aztec Time-Place: A Monistic and Processive Interpretation -- 7.6: Conclusion -- 8: Weaving the Cosmos -- 8.1: The Dynamics of the Aztec Cosmos -- 8.2: Backstrap Weaving
  • 8.3: Weaving the Fifth Sun-Earth Age8.4: The First Four Sun-Earth Ages as Nepantla-Process -- 8.5: The Fifth Age as Nepantla-Generated Woven House -- 8.6: The Vertical Folding of the Cosmos and of the Fifth Age -- 8.7: Cosmos and Reality as Nepantla-Process -- 8.8: Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
878142776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (609 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878142776
Label
Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion, James Maffie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Teotl -- 1.1: Teotl -- 1.2: Supporting Scholarship -- 1.3: The Cosmos as Teotlâ€?s Artistic-Shamanic Self-Transformation -- 1.4: Some Implications of and Objections against Several Aspects of This Interpretation of Aztec Metaphysics -- 1.5: Conclusion -- 2: Pantheism -- 2.1: Pantheism -- 2.2: The Sacred -- 2.3: Neltiliztli, Self-Presentation, and Nonhierarchical Well-Ordering -- 2.4: Ixiptla and Teixiptla -- 2.5: Animism -- 2.6: Objections and Replies -- 2.7: Conclusion
  • 3: Agonistic Inamic Unity3.1: Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.2: Agonistic Inamic Unity as A Pattern in the Weaving of the Cosmos -- 3.3: Examining Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.4: Artistic Presentations of Agonistic Inamic Unity -- 3.5: Abstract Inamic Pa irs -- 3.6: Balance and Imbalance, and Center and Periphery Are Not Inamic Pairs -- 3.7: Ometeotl -- 3.8: Conclusion -- 4: Teotl as Olin -- 4.1: Olin -- 4.2: Linguistic Evidence -- 4.3: Literary Evidence -- 4.4: Graphic Evidence -- 4.5: Conclusion -- 5: Teotl as Malinalli -- 5.1: Linguistic Evidence
  • 5.2: Literary Evidence5.3: Graphic Evidence -- 5.4: Conclusion -- 6: Teotl as Nepantla -- 6.1: Linguistic Evidence -- 6.2: Literary Evidence -- 6.3: Graphic Evidence -- 6.4: Conclusion -- 7: Teotl as Time-Place -- 7.1: Introductory Remarks on Time and Place -- 7.2: The Tonalpohualli -- 7.3: The Xihuitl or Xiuhpohualli -- 7.4: Aztec Cosmogony -- 7.5: Aztec Time-Place: A Monistic and Processive Interpretation -- 7.6: Conclusion -- 8: Weaving the Cosmos -- 8.1: The Dynamics of the Aztec Cosmos -- 8.2: Backstrap Weaving
  • 8.3: Weaving the Fifth Sun-Earth Age8.4: The First Four Sun-Earth Ages as Nepantla-Process -- 8.5: The Fifth Age as Nepantla-Generated Woven House -- 8.6: The Vertical Folding of the Cosmos and of the Fifth Age -- 8.7: Cosmos and Reality as Nepantla-Process -- 8.8: Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
878142776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (609 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878142776

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...