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

By G. S. Kirk

Starting with an extended and broadly rewritten creation surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this publication lines the highbrow revolution initiated by means of Thales within the 6th century BC to its end result within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complicated actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it really is in accordance with a variety of a few 600 texts, in Greek and an in depth 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 an important textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the background of technology, this e-book will entice a variety of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the historical past of rules and of the traditional international, and certainly to someone who wishes an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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