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Cause and explanation in ancient Greek thought

Author: R J Hankinson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation. This book examines how the Greeks dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J Hankinson
ISBN: 0199246564 9780199246564
OCLC Number: 298299197
Notes: Reprinted.
Originally published: 1998.
Description: xvi, 499 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Presocratics --
2. Science and Sophistry --
3. Plato --
4. Aristotle: Explanation and Nature --
5. Aristotle: Explanation and the World --
6. The Atomists --
7. The Stoics --
8. The Sceptics --
9. Explanation in the Medical Schools --
10. The Age of Synthesis --
11. Science and Explanation --
12. The Neoplatonists.
Responsibility: R.J. Hankinson.


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A fascinating book. It contains a sweeping survey of approaches to causation and explanation from the Presocratic philosophers (sixth century BC) to the Neo-platonist philosophers (third century Read more...

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