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Ancient Greek Philosophy: Thales to Gorgias (Old Edition) by Vijay Tankha

By Vijay Tankha

Western idea is firmly grounded within the works of the predecessors of Aristotle and Plato—often jointly known as the pre-Socratics. Seminal thinkers like Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and others outlined, centuries earlier than Plato and Aristotle, the character and ambit of the nascent self-discipline of philosophy. so that it will have fun with the next advancements within the box, it will be important to appreciate the range of philosophical concerns handled and the range of philosophical tools hired within the works of those pre-Socratics. In Ancient Greek Philosophy: Thales to Gorgias, the critical fragments of those early thinkers are translated and mentioned at size. utilizing the views in their closest contemporaries, the writer appears to be like heavily on the difficulties and concerns raised by means of the pre-Socratics, offering right now an in-depth advent to the full of classical Greek philosophy. As this lucid and certain dialogue at the pre-Socratics leads one to the very origins of the self-discipline of philosophy, this e-book might end up to be of abiding curiosity to all scholars and academics of philosophy and the historical past of ideas.

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