The Presocratics / Edition 1

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Overview

This comprehensive account of the history of ancient Greek thought circa 600 to 400 B.C. offers an accessible, nontechnical introduction to Presocratic philosophy. Translations of the surviving fragments of Presocratic writings serve as a foundation from which the discussion proceeds. Also included are maps, notes, and an index of names and terms.

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A fundamental treatment of the Presocratics which will serve university students and their teachers for many years to come. . . . --Malcolm Schofield, Times Educational Supplement

We used this book for a Humanities course on Antiquity. It was perfect for our purposes--one section of the course was on the origins of Greek philosophy. --Gregory McMahon, Department of History, University of New Hampshire

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872202764
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 The Milesians 11
3 Heraclitus 32
4 Pythagoras and the Greek West 60
5 Parmenides and Zeno 78
6 The Age of the Sophists 107
7 Cosmology from Parmenides to Democritus 127
8 Conclusion: the Study of the Presocratics 149
Notes 156
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