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Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans : a brief history

Author: Charles H Kahn
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Hackett Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This portrait of the Pythagorean tradition includes an account of the neo-Pythagorean revival and ends with Johannes Kepler on the threshold of modernism.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahn, Charles H.
Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.
Indianapolis, IN : Hackett Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)988772535
Named Person: Pythagoras.; Pythagoras
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles H Kahn
ISBN: 0872205754 9780872205758 0872205762 9780872205765
OCLC Number: 46394974
Description: xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Pythagorean question --
Pythagoras and the Pythagorean way of life --
Pythagorean philosophy before Plato --
Pythagorean philosophy in the time of Archytas and Plato --
The new Pythagorean philosophy in the early academy --
The survival of Pythagoreanism in the Hellenistic Age --
The Pythagorean tradition in Rome --
The Neopythagorean philosophers --
The Pythagorean heritage --
The Pythagorean tradition of the occult and the supernatural --
Transmigration and vegetarianism --
Mathematics, music, and astronomy.
Responsibility: Charles H. Kahn.

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A fascinating portrait of the Pythagorean tradition, including a substantial account of the Neo-Pythagorean revival, and ending with Johannes Kepler on the threshold of modernism.  Read more...

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"A most enjoyable and informative experience..." -- Practical Philosophy, Spring 2002. Kahn's excellent knowledge of the texts is apparent and his familiarity with the scholarly literature is Read more...

 
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