The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts

By G. S. Kirk

Starting with an extended and generally rewritten advent surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this ebook lines the highbrow revolution initiated through Thales within the 6th century BC to its end result within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the advanced actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it's according to a range of a few 600 texts, in Greek and a detailed English translation which during this version is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for an in depth severe research of the crucial person thinkers of the time. along with serving as a vital textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the background of technology, this publication will attract quite a lot of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the historical past of principles and of the traditional global, and certainly to an individual who desires an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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