Emergence of the World 1.
kosmogonía, ‘world-origin’) are explanatory models, developed by persons of nearly all times and cultures, describing the origin of the world around them, and of the conditions of life that they find there. Inasmuch, then, as cosmogonies not only refer to the genesis of specific, individual circumstances of life, but reflect a world-encompassing linkage of functions, structures, or orders, they form an integral component of
kosmología, ‘doctrine of the world-whole’)—that is, of concepts serving to help explicate the respective given ‘present,’ of any world totality, as well as, it may be, future perspectives and implications for behavior. The motives, metaphors,