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The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts

Author: G S Kirk; J E Raven; Malcolm Schofield
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century BC  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G S Kirk; J E Raven; Malcolm Schofield
ISBN: 0521254442 9780521254441 0521274559 9780521274555 0521091691 9780521091695
OCLC Number: 9081712
Language Note: Text in English and classical Greek.
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 501 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The forerunners of philosophical cosmogony --
The naive view of the world --
Okeanos --
Night --
Orphic cosmogonies --
The Hesiodic cosmogony, and the separation of sky and earth --
"Mixed" theogonies: Alcan, Pherecydes --
Toward philosophy --
The Ionian thinkers. Thales of Miletus --
Anaximander of Miletus --
Anaximenes of Miletus --
Xenophanes of Colophon --
Heraclitus of Ephesus --
Philosophy in the west. Pythagoras of Samos --
Parmenides of Elea --
Zeno of Elea --
Empedocles of Acragas --
Philolaus of Croton and fifth-century Pythagoreanism --
The Ionian response. Anaxagoras of Clazomenae --
Archelaus of Athens --
Melissus of Samos --
The Atomists: Leucippus of Miletus and Democritus of Abdera --
Diogenmes of Apollonia.
Responsibility: by G.S. Kirk, J.E. Raven, M. Schofield.
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