Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I: From the Beginning to Plato

Routledge History of Philosophy Volume I: From the Beginning to Plato

by C. C. W. Taylor

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Volume 1 of the Routledge History of Philosophy covers one of the most remarkable periods in human thought. In the space of two and a half centuries, philosophy developed from quasi-mythological speculation to a state in which many of the most fundamental questions about the universe, the mind and human conduct had been vigorously pursued, and some of the most enduring masterworks of Western thought had been written.
The essays present the fundamental approaches and thinkers of Greek philosophy in chronological order. Each is written by a recognised authority in the particular field, and takes account of the large amount of high-quality work done in the last few decades on Platonic and pre-Platonic philosophy. All write in an accessible style, meeting the needs of the non-specialist without loss of scholarly precision. Topics covered range from early Greek speculative thought, its cultural and social setting, to the Sophists, Socrates and culminate in three chapters on Plato's lasting contribution to all central areas of philosophy.
Supplemented with a chronology, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography, this volume will prove an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the beginnings of philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134924455
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Series: Routledge History of Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 520
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

1. The polis and its culture

R.G. Osborne, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

2. The Ionians

M. Schofield, St. John's College, Cambridge

3. Pythagoreans and Eleatics

E. Hussey, All Souls' College, Oxford

4. Heraclitus

Catherine Osborne, University College of Swansea

5. Empedocles

M.R. Wright, University of Reading

6. Anaxagoras and the Atomists

C.C.W. Taylor, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

7. The Sophists

G.B. Kerford, University of Manchester

8. Science and mathematics in the age of Socrates and Plato

Ian Mueller, University of Chicago

9. Socrates and the beginning of moral philosophy

P. Vander Waerdt,

10. Plato: metaphysics and epistemology

R, Heinaman, University College, London

11. Plato: aesthetics and psychology

C.J. Rowe, University of Bristol

12. Plato: ethics and politics

A.W. Price, University of York

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