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Presocratic philosophers

G. S. Kirk

Presocratic philosophers

a critical history with a selection of texts.

by G. S. Kirk

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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy, Ancient

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 446-449.

    ContributionsRaven, John Earle,
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB188 K5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination486p.
    Number of Pages486
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13639545M

    The Presocratic Philosophers: All early Greek philosophy before end of 5th century BC. Anaximenes(cc BC.) Denied Boundless & Affirmed Air (Return to Monism): Dissatisfied with Boundless as being source of all things since it was too vague & intangible. Rather than boundless, Anaximenes focused on definite substance like Thales, but File Size: KB. Presocratic Philosophy after Thales. For a while, this new method of investigating the world stayed rather localized. The second naturalist to appear on the Greek scene was Thales' student Anaximander, and the third was Anamximander's student, Anaximenes.

    These are the questions that the earliest Greek philosophers asked themselves and each other, and these are the questions we’ll ask ourselves here today. The Presocratics. The Arche (Greek meaning: beginning, source, origin) was for the pre-Socratic philosophers the primal matter, element or principle underlying and permeating the universe. 'The Presocratic Philosophers' edited by G. S. Kirk and J. E. Raven is, on a personal level, dear to me as it is the very first book I bought when I began studying philosophy as my major in college. This trade paperback cost but $Cited by:

    The book closes by comparing two models of the history of philosophy—the phenomenological, represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by Ernst Cassirer—and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, as well as other categories of philosophical history. The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selcetion of Texts (2nd ed.) by G. S. Kirk. 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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Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, the book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the early 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 by: The Presocratic Philosophers (Arguments of the Philosophers) 1st Edition by Jonathan Barnes (Author)Cited by: Kirk and Raven's Presocratic Philosophers is the gold standard introduction to this Presocratic era, and includes the remaining fragments of Thales and the Milesians, Empedocles, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Zeno, and the Atomists.

These natural philosophers begin with the question of what are things made out of, /5(38). The best books on The Presocratics 1 Early Greek Philosophy by Jonathan Barnes. 2 The Sophistic Movement by G. Kerferd. 3 Theaetetus by Plato. 4 Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche. 5 The Presocratic Philosophers by and M.

Schofield, G. Kirk & J. Raven. One can relate to Presocratic philosophy as a history of thinkers trying to solve some few importants questions, specially the cosmology one.

Catherine Osborne choses another path, one in which the presocratics examined various problems with no specifically by: This is a very good collection of extant bits of pre-Socratic writings. It is organized well chronologically and includes enough orienting discussion to suggest why the ideas are important and how they are related.

I find myself referring to this collection often, as I think and write about reason and religion and philosophy and science/5(11). This book was helpful in getting a general idea of who the presocratic and sophist philosophers were. The are a lot of source texts available so most of the book is Waterfield summarizing the views of the main people that we have some fragments and testimonials of/5(22).

We do not have nearly as much information about their lives and teachings but what we do have is very interesting. For a more full reading on these, the best source we have, though not totally trustworthy, is Diogenes Laertius’ ‘Lives of the Philosophers.’ Here are ten of best pre-Socratic philosophers.

Since its publication inRichard McKirahan’s Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy.

It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy brings together leading international scholars to study the diverse figures, movements, and approaches that constitute Presocratic philosophy.

In the sixth and fifth centuries bc a new kind of thinker appeared in Greek city-states, dedicated to finding the origins of the world and everything in it, using observation and reason rather than.

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EMBED EMBED (for. Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution /5(5).

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 BC 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.

This book was a decent introduction to the Presocratic Philosophy. It covers a large amount of material so it doesn't go into any great depth, but it does a good job of a) contextualizing these philosophers and b) giving brief introductions to their thought/5.

THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS AND SOCRATES Here we examine the beginnings of Western philosophy. We do this especially with an eye to exploring how what went before Plato might have influenced him, especially his theory of human nature. The Presocratic Philosophers book.

Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Weste /5. I really like Kirk, Raven, and Schofield's The Presocratic Philosophers. These books (especially the latter) collect the fragments but also provide lengthy interpretations/explanations.

But the truth is that there are so many different interpretations of the philosophers in question. The First Philosophers () is a collection of the ideas of the most important Greek philosophers that lived before or were contemporaries of Socrates.

This somewhat arbitrary distinction between pre-Socratic and post-Socratic philosophy becomes problematic when one reads about the ideas of these thinkers/5. Buy The Presocratic Philosophers (Arguments of the Philosophers) 1 by Barnes, Jonathan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(8). The Kirk, Raven, and Schofield Presocratics tends to be the standard text, but I have to say that Barnes' is a far more readable volume.

One can tell from his personal style that he lives with these texts, in much the same way as Barnes' work on /5(10). The Presocratic Philosophers by Jonathan Barnes,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(79).Jonathan Barnes, The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought.

This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought.Pages in category "Presocratic philosophers" The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total.

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