The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts

G. S. Kirk

starting with an extended and commonly rewritten creation surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this e-book strains the highbrow revolution initiated via Thales within the 6th century BC to its fruits within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complicated actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it really is in keeping with a variety of a few 600 texts, in Greek and a detailed English translation which during this variation is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for a close serious examine of the primary person thinkers of the time. in addition to serving as a vital textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the heritage of technological know-how, this publication will entice quite a lot of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the heritage of principles and of the traditional international, and certainly to a person who desires an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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