Early Greek Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Greek History
Paperback Published on: 26/09/2002
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Synopsis

The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy - the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence - great though that was - than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they often are, the thoughts of these philosophers seem strikingly modern in their concern to forge a truly scientific vocabulary and way of reasoning.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140448153
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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