Before and after Socrates / Edition 1

Before and after Socrates / Edition 1

by Frances Macdonald Cornford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521091136

ISBN-13: 9780521091138

Pub. Date: 01/03/1932

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, F.M. Cornford explains why the life and work of Socrates stand out as marking a turning-point in the history of thought. He shows how Socrates revolutionized the concept of philosophy, converting it from the study of Nature to the study of the human soul, the meaning of right and wrong, and the ends for which we ought to live. This is, in fact, the

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In this book, F.M. Cornford explains why the life and work of Socrates stand out as marking a turning-point in the history of thought. He shows how Socrates revolutionized the concept of philosophy, converting it from the study of Nature to the study of the human soul, the meaning of right and wrong, and the ends for which we ought to live. This is, in fact, the story of the whole creative period of Greek philosophy - the Ionian nature of science before Socrates, Socrates himself, and his chief followers, Plato and his pupil Aristotle. It tells of the different contributions each made, and shows how within three centuries the Greek tradition grew to maturity and the fullness of intellectual power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521091138
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/03/1932
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
701,937
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Ionian science before Socrates; 2. Socrates; 3. Plato; 4. Aristotle; Index.

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