Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy

A system (from Gk σύστημα/sýstēma, “combination”) is a structured entity made up of parts; the term can refer to all reality as well as to science and philosophy themselves. In an objective sense, the idea of an ordered arrangement was used in various domains in antiquity – the cosmos (World: II), organisms, medicine, music,ethics, politics. In a methodological sense, the term is important in the history of modern …

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Angehrn, Emil, Danz, Christian and Herms, Eilert, “System”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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