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Early Greek Philosophy (edition 2002)

by Jonathan Barnes (Translator)

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Title:Early Greek Philosophy
Authors:Jonathan Barnes (Translator)
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (2002), Paperback, 336 pages
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A useful collection of fragments. ( )
  Jphotic | Mar 31, 2014 |
Jonathan Barnes provides testimonia and fragments for a wide selection of the presocratic thinkers and most helpfully provides the context in which the fragments occur. Barnes also often groups the fragments thematically and provides brief biographical information and some sparse commentary. Overall this is a very good collection. ( )
1 vote classiclarkin | Mar 13, 2008 |
A good reader in the beginnings of Western thought.
  Fledgist | Jun 7, 2007 |
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Hail, children of Zeus, grant a sweet song and tell of the holy race of the immortals who exist forever, those who came from Earth and from starry Heaven and from dark Night, and those whom the salt Sea reared, and the gods, givers of good things, who came from them.
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This anthology presents the early sages of Western philosophy and science who paved the way for Plato and Aristotle and their successors. Democritus's atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling "proofs" that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus's haunting and enigmatic epigrams-all form part of a revolution in human thought that relied on reasoning, forged the first scientific vocabulary, and laid the foundations of Western philosophy. Jonathan Barnes has painstakingly brought together the surviving Presocratic fragments in their original contexts, utilizing the latest research and a newly discovered major papyrus of Empedocles.

This anthology presents the early sages of Western philosophy and science who paved the way for Plato and Aristotle and their successors. Democritus's atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling "proofs" that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus's haunting and enigmatic epigrams-all form part of a revolution in human thought that relied on reasoning, forged the first scientific vocabulary, and laid the foundations of Western philosophy. Jonathan Barnes has painstakingly brought together the surviving Presocratic fragments in their original contexts, utilizing the latest research and a newly discovered major papyrus of Empedocles.

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