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A history of Greek philosophy

A history of Greek philosophy

Author: W K C Guthrie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1962-1981.
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All volumes of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek philosophy have won their due acclaim. The most striking merits of Guthrie's work are his mastery of a tremendous range of ancient literature  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W K C Guthrie
ISBN: 0521051592 9780521051590 0521051606 9780521051606 0521075661 9780521075664 0521200024 9780521200028 0521200032 9780521200035 0521235731 9780521235730
OCLC Number: 4679552
Description: 6 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. The earlier Presocratics and Pythagoreans --
v. 2. The Presocratic tradition from Parmenides to Democritus --
v. 3. The fifth-century enlightenment --
v. 4. Plato, the man and his dialogues --
v. 5. The later Plato and the academy --
v. 6. Aristotle, an encounter. v. 1. The earlier Presocratics and Pythagoreans. Introduction and summary --
The beginnings of philosophy in Greece --
The Milesians --
Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans --
Alcmaeon --
Xenophanes --
Heraclitus. v. 2. The Presocratic tradition from Parmenides to Democritus. The Eleatics --
Ionians and Elatics: The rise and fall of monism --
Empedocles --
Anaxagoras --
Archelaus --
Philosophy in the second half of the fifth century --
Diogenes of Apollonia --
The atomists of the fifth century. v. 3. The fifth-century enlightenment. Introduction --
Topics of the day --
What is a sophist? --
The "nomos" --
"physis" antithesis in morals and politics --
The social compact --
Equality --
The relativity of values and its effects on ethical theory --
Rhetoric and philosophy --
Rationalist theories of religion: agnosticism and atheism --
Can virtue be taught? --
The men --
Socrates: problem and sources --
Life and character --
Philosophical significance. v. 4. Plato. Introduction --
Life of Plato and philosophical influences --
The dialogues --
Early Socratic dialogues --
Protagorus, Meno, Euthydemus, Gorgias, Menexenus --
Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus --
The Republic. v. 5. The later Plato and the Academy. Cratylus --
Parmenides, Theatetus, Sophist, Politicus --
Philebus --
Timaeus and Critias --
Laws --
Doubtful and spurious dialogues --
Postscript to Plato --
Plato's associates. v. 6. Aristotle: an encounter. Discovering Aristotle --
Aristotle's life and philosophical pilgrimage --
The written remains --
Eudemus, Proptrepticus, de philosophia --
The mind of Aristotle --
Teleology and its defence: the concept of potentiality --
The divisions of knowledge --
Logic, the tool of philosophy --
The road to knowledge --
Substance --
Causes --
Theory of motion and theology --
Psychology --
The philosophy of human life.
Responsibility: by W.K.C. Guthrie.
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