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Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 1
The Beginnings of Philosophy

ISBN 9781138201552
Published July 11, 2018 by Routledge
442 Pages

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Book Description

Collected in this volume are some of the most important articles published on the philosophy of the Greeks before Socrates. They cover:

  • The nature of Presocratic thought
  • The sources of our knowledge of the Presocratics
  • The earliest philosophers up to Heraclitus

Table of Contents

1. The Characteristics and Effects of Pre-Socratic Philosophy H. F. Cherniss 2. Was the Ionian Philosophy Scientific? F. M. Cornford 3. Review of F. M. Cornford: Principium Sapientiae Gregory Vlastos 4. Equality and Justice in Early Greek Cosmologies Gregory Vlastos 5. Theology and Philosophy in Early Greek Thought Gregory Vlastos 6. Back to the Prescoratics Karl Popper 7. Popper on Science and the Presocratics G. S. Kirk 8. Theoprastus on the Presocratic Causes J. B. McDiarmid 9. Aristotle As Historian W. K. C. Guthrie 10. Hot and Cold, Dry and Wet in Early Greek Thought G. E. R. Lloyd 11. Anaximander and the Beginnings of Greek Philosophy Uvo Hölscher 12. Some Problems in Anaximander G. S. Kirk 13. The Pythagoreans and Greek Mathematics W. A. Heidel 14. The Discovery of Incommensurability by Hippasus of Metapontum Kurt von Fritz 15. On Heraclitus Gregory Vlastos

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David John Furley was a Greco-Roman scholar, taught at University College London 1947-1966; Professor of Classics 1966-74, Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Princeton University 1974-1992; Fellow, British Academy


‘...extremely useful for anyone concerned with the study of the Presocratics.’ Philosophy