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The Oxford handbook of presocratic philosophy

Author: Patricia Curd; Daniel W Graham
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford handbooks in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook brings together leading international scholars to study the diverse figures, movements, and approaches that constitute presocratic philosophy. The study presents interpretations and evaluations of the Presocratics' accomplishments, from Thales to the sophists and from theology to science.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Curd; Daniel W Graham
ISBN: 9780195146875 0195146875
OCLC Number: 254691317
Description: XII, 588 S. : graph. Darst. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The Sources of Presocratic Philosophy ; 3. Prehistory of Presocratic Philosophy in an Orientalizing Context ; 4. Milesian Measures: Time, Space, and Matter ; 5. The Cloud-Astrophysics of Xenophanes and Ionian Material Monism ; 6. Heraclitus: Flux, Order, and Knowledge ; 7. Signs and Arguments in Parmenides B8 ; 8. Anaxagroas and the Theory of Everything ; 9. Empedocles: Physical Divinity and Allegorical Myth ; 10. Two Problems in Pythagoreanism ; 11. Atomism's Eleatic Roots ; 12. Leuippus's Atomism ; 13. Speculating about Diogenes of Appolonia ; 14. The Sophists ; 15. The Role of Hippocratic Medicine in the Formation of Early Greek Thought ; 16. Presocratic Cosmologies ; 17. Reason, Cause, and Explanation in Presocratic Philosophy ; 18. The Secularizing of Knowledge in Presocratic Thought ; 19. Presocratic Theology ; 20. Aristotle's Account of the Origins of Philosophy ; 21. Classical Representations and Uses of the Presocratics
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in philosophy.
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