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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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(Gk. ‘order’)

Universe considered as an ordered whole. Plato and Aristotle conceived of the universe as ordered by an intelligent

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
the universe seen as a well-ordered whole; from the Greek word kosmos ‘order, ornament, world, or universe’, so called by Pythagoras or his disciples from their view of its perfect order ... More
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Karl-Heinz Uthemann and Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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(κόσμος, lit. “world”). The fundamental Greek world view emphasized the unity, harmony, and beauty of reality. In the Platonic tradition, the perceptible cosmos is conceived as an image of ... More

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