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

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

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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 * Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to the Presocratics * Includes a previously unpublished translation of the main fragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar Rosemary Wright * Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes of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

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 23/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780470655030  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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