“Curd and McKirahan’s A Presocratics Reader is by far the best sourcebook for the Presocratics I’ve ever used in forty years of teaching ancient philosophy. A Presocratics Reader has ratings and 18 reviews. Hadrian said: Collection of fragments from the various ‘Pre-Socratic’ philosophers. Shame that this. The Presocratics From the Latin Middle Ages to Hermann Diels: Akten der 9. Tagung der Karl Und Gertrud Abel-Stiftung Vom Oktober in M√ľnchen.

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The Presocratics contemplated the nature of the cosmos in a time before mathematics and poetry and science and creativity were oppressiv “What are the Isles of the Blest? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

As the introduction explains, one of the criteria used to determine a presocratic ‘philosopher’ is a faith in rationality and interpreting observations about the nature of the presocgatics, as opposed to the acceptance of reve This is a very interesting collection for anyone interested in the roots of Western philosophical thought.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Most of the quotes and fragments included focus on ancient metaphysics, which is of academic interest only these days. It’s a shame I haven’t read actual selections from these guys earlier.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Find it on Readr. There’s almost nothing on epistemology or ethics, two topics where ancient Greek thought would still be interesting. Cultivating Philosophic Thinking with the Presocratics. History of Western Philosophy. Nov 04, Sarah rated it really liked it.

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Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Selected Writings and Testimonia. Stafford Davis rated it liked it Aug 10, But in choosing that focus, the editors have given short shrift to issues like rhetoric, poetics, and aesthetics, which I would be more interested in.

A Critical History with a Selection of Texts. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Published March 1st by Hackett Pub Co first published Books by Patricia Curd. The maps in the first part of the book are excellent. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Anders rated it liked it Aug 09, With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further reading, and more, the second edition draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more, a remarkably rich period in Presocratic studies.

Request removal from index. It is not an easy read because 1 if one has not studied logic or philosophy before, they might have a hard time grasping more than is stated in the pages and 2 they are fragments, and one has to be generous in interpreting what is being said.


The introductory essays are excellent and act as a touchstone with which to quickly compare and contrast the postulates of earlier and later philosophers within the volume. Product details Paperback Publisher: For example, the class I read this foe started with Hesiod’s Theogeny.

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