The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build.
The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence—great though that was—than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they often are, the thoughts of these philosophers seem strikingly modern in their concern to forge a truly scientific vocabulary and way of reasoning. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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PREFACE This book seeks to provide a fresh and wide - ranging survey of early Greek philosophy , covering the thinkers often called Presocratics . Chapters are divided between studies of individual thinkers or movements , including the ...
Author: A. A. Long
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A 1999 Companion to Greek philosophy, invaluable for new readers, and for specialists.
CHARLES KAHN is professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author ofAnaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology; The Verb “Be” in Ancient Greek; The Art and Thought of Heraclitus; Plato and the Socratic ...
Author: Joe McCoy
Publisher: CUA Press
The philosophy of the Presocratics still governs scholarly discussion today. This important volume grapples with a host of philosophical issues and philological and historical problems inherent in interpreting Presocratic philosophers.
The last of the early cosmologists was Archelaos of Athens , who was a disciple of Anaxagoras.52 He is also said to have ... 369 sqq . that Archelaos succeeded Anaxagoras in the school at Lampsakos.54 We 366 EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY .
It The scientific character of the early Greek cosmology. necessary to say something as to the scientific worth of the philosophy we are about to study. We have just seen that the Eastern peoples were, at the time of which we write, ...
Author: John Burnet
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Early Greek philosophy John Burnet - When traditional view of the world & the customary rules of life had broken down, the Greeks began to feel the needs which philosophies of nature & of conduct seek to satisfy.Note on the 4th EditionPreface to 3rd EditionIntroductionNote on the SourcesTHE MILESIAN SCHOOLSCIENCE & RELIGIONHERAKLEITOS OF EPHESOSPARMENIDES OF ELEAEMPEDOKLES OF AKRAGASANAXAGORAS OF KLAZOMENAITHE PYTHAGOREANSTHE YOUNGER ELEATICSLEUKIPPOS OF MILETOSECLECTICISM & REACTION
Author: John Mansley RobinsonPublish On: 2021-03-25
The Chief Fragments and Ancient Testimony, with Connecting Commentary John Mansley Robinson. is well worth reading . ... This development is traced in W. Jaeger's The Theology of the Early Greek Philosophers ( London , 1947 ) .
Author: John Mansley Robinson
Publisher: Advanced Reasoning Forum
An Introduction to Early Greek Philosophy. The Chief Fragments and Ancient Testimony, with Connecting Commentary. "The selection of primary source materials for the whole sequence from Ionians to Sophists is adequate to generous. [...] Robinson's translations of the fragments are, on the whole, precise and sensitive . . . His introductory and connecting comments are lucid, well-informed, and discreet". Alexander Mourelatos, J. History of Philosophy "[...]this book is so far superior to its rivals that it is hard to imagine how a teacher who uses it once can prefer any other existing text. The style and organization of the book are clear and attractive, the scholarship is sound and up to date, the exposition of philosophic ideas is precise and coherent[...]". Charles H. Kahn, J. of Philosophy
In distinguishing the natural philosophers from the poetic theologians, Aristotle offers the first attempt to systematize and analyze the doctrine of his ... For these early Greek thinkers, phusis was not at odds with divinity.
Author: Jennifer Lobo Meeks
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Allegory in Early Greek Philosophy examines the role that allegory plays in Greek thought, particularly in the transition from the mythic tradition of the archaic poets to the philosophical traditions of the Presocratics and Plato. It explores how a mode of speech that "says one thing, but means another" is integral to philosophy, which otherwise seeks to achieve clarity and precision in its discourse. By providing the early Greek thinkers with a way of defending and appropriating the poetic wisdom of their predecessors, allegory enables philosophy to locate and recover its own origins in the mythic tradition. Allegory allows philosophy simultaneously to move beyond mythos and express the whole in terms of logos, a rational account in which reality is represented in a more abstract and universal way than myth allows.
The essay on GREEK PHILOSOPHY DURING THE TRAGIC AGE is a performance of great interest to the scholar. It brims with ideas. The Hegelian School, especially Zeller, has shown what an important place is held by the earlier thinkers in the ...