Introduction to Presocratics: A Thematic Approach to Early Greek Philosophy with Key Readings

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 17, 2012 - History - 162 pages
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Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction to Greek thinkers of the 6th and 5th century BCE and a thematic exploration of the topics and enquiries opened by these first philosophers and scientists of the Western tradition.

  • Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to the Presocratics
  • Includes a previously unpublished translation of the main fragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar Rosemary Wright
  • Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes of Miletus, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus
  • Supplemented with helpful features including a timeline, map of the ancient world, glossary of terms, and index of proper names
  

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Contents

Being
41
6
52
Ethics
62
8
71
9
80
The Presocratic Sources
116
Glossary of Greek Terms
131
Bibliography
141
Index
151
62
157
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About the author (2012)

Giannis Stamatellos is Post Doctoral Researcher at the Center for Neoplatonic Virtue Ethics at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Plotinus and the Presocratics (2007).

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