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The Oxford handbook of presocratic philosophy

Author: Patricia Curd; Daniel W Graham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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: 104873688
Language Note: English.
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: xii, 588 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: The sources of presocratic philosophy / David T. Runia --
Prehistory of presocratic philosophy in an orientalizing context / Walter Burkert --
Milesian measures : time, space, and matter / Stephen A. White --
The cloud-astrophysics of Xenophanes and Ionian material monism / Alexander P.D. Mourelatos --
Heraclitus : flux, order, and knowledge / Daniel W. Graham --
Signs and arguments in the Parmenides B8 / Richard D. McKirahan --
Anaxagoras and the theory of everything / Patricia Curd --
Empedocles : physical and mythical divinity / Oliver Primavesi --
Two problems in Pythagoreanism / Carl Huffman --
Atomism's Eleatic roots / David Sedley --
Leucippus's atomism / Daniel W. Graham --
Speculating about Diogenes of Apollonia / André Laks --
The Sophists / Michael Gagarin and Paul Woodruff --
The role of medicine in the formation of early Greek thought / Philip van der Eijk --
Presocratic Cosmologies / M.R. Wright --
Reason, cause, and explanation in presocratic philosophy / R.J. Hankinson --
The humanizing of knowledge in presocratic thought / J.H. Lesher --
Presocratic theology / T.M. Robinson --
Aristotle's account of the origins of philosophy / Michael Frede --
Classical representations and uses of the presocratics / John Palmer.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Curd and Daniel W. Graham.
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