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Early Greek Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy

by Jonathan Barnes
Paperback
Publication Date: 10/02/2003
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Democritus' atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling 'proofs' that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus' haunting and enigmatic epigrams - all form part of a revolution in human thought which relied on reasoning to justify its conclusions and forged the first scientific vocabulary.Although none of their original writings have come down to us complete, patient detective work enables us to reconstruct the crucial questions they asked and their absorbing answers. Here Jonathon Barnes brings together the surviving Presocratic fragments in their original contexts, allowing modern readers to get to grips with these pioneering thinkers whose, ideas remain at the centre of philosophical debate. The revised edition of the collection has been updated to take account of further research and a major new papyrus of Empedocles.
ISBN:
9780140448153
9780140448153
Category:
Western philosophy: Ancient
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
10-02-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15mm
Weight:
0.23kg

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