The Greek Philosophers: from Thales to Aristotle

The Greek Philosophers: from Thales to Aristotle

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by W. K. C. Guthrie
     
 

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With an new foreword by James Warren



Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western thought

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With an new foreword by James Warren



Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western thought today.



Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy – from Thales to Aristotle – whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the ‘cultural soil’ of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked.



Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophers offers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136254789
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Series:
Routledge Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,129,361
File size:
629 KB

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W. K. C. Guthrie (1906-1981) was formerly Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and one of the leading classical scholars of his generation. A gifted orator, he was called upon to deliver Latin encomia in honour of figures such as Winston Churchill, Nehru, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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