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Beginning with the Pre-Socratics,9780767413381

Beginning with the Pre-Socratics

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780767413381

ISBN10:
0767413385
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/14/1999
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This brief and accessible supplementary text provides the historical and cultural background necessary to understanding how early philosophy developed, along with solid philosophical exposition, analysis and critique. It is at once both highly readable and philosophically responsible.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Background

2. Hesiod and the Greek Cosmogonical Myths

3. Miletus and the Beginning of Philosophy

4. Xenophanes

5. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

6. Heraclitus

7. Parmenides I: The Analysis of Being

8. Parmenides II: Consequences

9. The Eleatics: Zeno

10. Redoing Science

11. The End of Pre-Socratic Philosophy

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