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The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical…

The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts (1957)

by G. S. Kirk, J. E. Raven

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The classic reference to the presocratic philosophers. Students and scholars begin with Kirk and Raven. ( )
  georgee53 | Dec 23, 2015 |
A composite work on philosophers who preceded Socrates. Not nearly as engaging as Jonathan Barnes' wonderfully written book, it still gives a further account of the great minds in Ancient Greece. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
A wonderful book with almost all the greek fragments.
  mikefitch | Jul 11, 2010 |
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Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred texts, in Greek and a close English translation which in this edition is given more prominence. These provide the basis for a detailed critical study of the principal individual thinkers of the time. Besides serving as an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek philosophy and in the history of science, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in philosophy, theology, the history of ideas and of the ancient world, and indeed to anyone who wants an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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