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Early Greek Philosophy

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| Paperback | 9780140448153

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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 - g Continue

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.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 336 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0140448152
  • ISBN-13: 9780140448153
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 2002-09-26
  • Dimensions: 97 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
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