Early Greek Philosophy

Jonathan Barnes (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
26 September 2002
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140448153

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