A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia / Edition 2

A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia / Edition 2

by Patricia Curd
     
 

Building on the virtues that made the first edition of A Presocratics Reader the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second edition offers even more value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions

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Overview

Building on the virtues that made the first edition of A Presocratics Reader the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second edition offers even more value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further reading, and more, the second edition draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more, a remarkably rich period in Presocratic studies.

At the volume's core, as ever, are the fragments themselves--but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations by Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, among them those of the recently published Derveni Papyrus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603843058
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
490,936
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
References
Maps
Time Line
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
The Milesians9
Thales9
Anaximander11
Anaximenes14
Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism17
Philolaus22
Xenophanes25
Heraclitus29
Parmenides43
The Pluralists: Anaxagoras and Empedocles53
Anaxagoras53
Empedocles60
Zeno of Elea73
Atomism: Leucippus and Democritus79
Melissus89
Diogenes of Apollonia93
The Sophists97
Protagoras98
Gorgias99
Antiphon104
Critias107
Suggestions for Further Reading109
Concordance and Sources113

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