Presocratics by Edward Hussey

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Published by Duckworth in London .

Written in English

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  • Philosophy, Ancient

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementEdward Hussey.
SeriesClassical life and letters
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB188 H87 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20340480M
ISBN 10071560824X

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Shrink wrap, dust covers, Presocratics book boxed set case may be missing. Shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing/5(11). 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 Presocratics book perfect for our purposes--one section of the course was on the origins of Greek philosophy.5/5(1). Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century BC to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred Cited by: (Text between asterisks is attributed to Democritus, printed in boldface in the book) Western philosophy began with Greek cosmological and ethical thinkers who predated the establishment of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum in the 4th century BC, usually called "Presocratics".Cited by:   Just to be clear, there is no single best book on the Presocratics.

The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about them. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly.

From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Presocratics Study Guide has everything. A translation of Parmenides’ Peri Phuseos from my book Return from Transcendence: Parmenides, Plato and Mortal Philosophy. London: Continuum, “Derrida, Textuality, and Sacrifice.” Southwest Philosophical Studies 29 (): “Initiation into the Mysteries: Experience of the Irrational in Plato.” Mouseion III.6 (): A Presocratics Reader began as a revised and expanded version of the first section of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Hackett, 1st edition ).

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Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools Presocratics book to Socrates that were not influenced by him. In Classical antiquity, the pre-Socratic philosophers were called physiologoi. Their inquiries spanned the workings of the natural world as well as human society, ethics, and religion, seeking explanations based on natural principles rather.

I think the best way into the presocratics is to just read the presocratics, in an edition that provides some notes and context. To that end I recommend the Hackett Presocratics Reader, which is what I usually see used in courses. The introduction is informative and accessible, as are the introductions to the individual guys, and the translation is very readable.

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All books lead to the respective publisher’s site. Papers and articles can be accessed directly from this site. Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee. For this book is, most fundamentally, seven hundred pages of an above-average scholar putting the words of the Presocratics (which he, like Aristotle, may or may not have understood) into modern logical notation--so that he can refute them/5(12).

The Presocratic philosophy is a philosophy of nature. The Presocratics combined Greek mythology with rational thinking and sought all the forces which compose nature. Socrates grew up in the atmosphere of the Presocratic thought and explored their knowledge and wisdom.

Socrates gave philosophy for the first time an anthropocentric character. Presocratics, very little of what Anaximander wrote survived, and so an understanding of his thought has to depend on what other Ancient philosophers, such as Aristotle, wrote about him.

There are two basic ideas of Anaximander that are especially important for us. One is mentioned in the above citation, his identification of the basic stuff of. Presocratics book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmol /5. Though the age of the Presocratics officially ended with the arrival of Socrates on the philosophical scene, in roughly B.C., the real end to their era of thought came with the arrival of Aristotle in B.C.

Socrates, unlike the Presocratics, was more interested in questions about human life than in questions about the natural world, and. Heraclitus does not engage in the same abstract thought as Parmenides, speculating on the basis of an apriori logic.

For him, the world around us, where one is born grows old dies, where all things change, serves as the basis of speculation. Book Awards Book Club Selections Books by Author Books by Series Coming Soon Kids' Books New Releases Teens' Books This Month's Biggest New Releases Subjects Biography Business Cookbooks, Food & Wine Current Affairs & Politics Diet, Health & Fitness Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics History Mystery & Crime Religion Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy Price: $   And out of the Sophists' reflections on human beings and their place in the world arose and interest in language, and in political, moral, and social philosophy.

This volume contains a translation of all the most important fragments of the Presocratics and Sophists. The presentation of the philosophy was succinct, perhaps overly so, but overall the book is a good survey of the Presocratics and Sophists.

As for the philosophy itself, some of it is painfully outdated and sometimes a bit frustrating to read (well, it is years old), whilst some of it left me astounded as to how relevant the queries and /5. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Librivox Free Audiobook HATECAST Homeschool Inspired Jorgearturo R Dj AleX Rio London House Ozymandias of Egypt by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution /5(5). The Presocratics book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This comprehensive account of the history of ancient Greek thought /5.

Plato has left us one of the greatest philosophical bodies of work. So great has the influence of Plato been that his representation of Socrates has eclipsed all of the philosophers who existed in the Greek world at the time and before.

These preceding philosophers are commonly known as pre-Socratic, not necessarily because they were inferior to Socrates but merely because they. Beginning with a revised introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this new edition traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the early 6th century B.C.

to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists of the fifth century/5.

Description: The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought.

Readers are encouraged to engage with the judiciously chosen material, and Warren makes the Presocratics stimulating and exciting.

An ideal book for an undergraduate class."—Steven Makin "James Warren's new book is an attractive and worthwhile addition to the literature on Presocratic thought currently available to students.

Best books on the history of presocratic philosophy. Book List. There is only so much that you can learn using free online resources. This section features books that may be useful if you’re looking to learn more about the Presocratics.

This list was created using the books featured in the course syllabi and forum recommendations above. This comprehensive account of the history of ancient Greek thought circa to 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. Disclaimer © Vishwa Adluri © Vishwa Adluri The Presocratic Philosophers book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Weste /5.

Cambridge Core - History of Philosophy - Presocratics - by James Warren. To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure [email protected] is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account.

The origins both of modern science and modern philosophy lie in Greek civilization of the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. It was then that a series of thinkers, usually known as "the Presocratic philosophers", created ways of looking at the world that were fundamentally new.

In Price: $   This is a fine book on an important topic. My only caveat: it is somewhat dated by now. Still it is very well-done. Wheelwright first clearly outlines a conceptualization of religion that explains the sky vs.

earth religion dichotomy better than any introductory text I have ever seen.5/5(3). Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century BC to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred.

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The surviving fish from the Presocratic shoal, fortuitously angled from Time’s vast ocean, have been gutted, anatomized, and painstakingly described by generations of scholars; and it might reasonably be supposed that further dissection would be a vain and unprofitable exercise.The first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought.

Aristotle said that philosophy begins with wonder, and the first Western philosophers developed theories of the world which express simultaneously their sense of wonder and their intuition that the world should be comprehensible.Presocratics. [James Warren] -- The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory.

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