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I. Philosophy – II. Law – III. Dogmatics – IV. Ethics

I. Philosophy

The concept of order (Gk τάξις/táxis, κόσμος/kosmos; Lat. ordo) is employed in natural philosophy, epistemology, and cultural anthropology. It refers to an arrangement of elements that stand in a particular relationship to one other and form the structure of a larger whole. The concept of order is particularly fundamental to cosmology: for Hesiod, the genesis of the cosmos takes place within “theogony,” and for Plato (Tim.) through the …

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Kather, Regine, Sieckmann, Jan-R. and Herms, Eilert, “Order”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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