Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: Barnes, Jonathan

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Smudge on rear wrapper. 2001 Trade Paperback. xlix, 282 pp. The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence—great though that was—than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they often are, the thoughts of these philosophers seem strikingly modern in their concern to forge a truly scientific vocabulary and way of reasoning.

Title: Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

Author: Barnes, Jonathan

Categories: Classical Studies, Greek, Ancient Greeks,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 0140448152

ISBN Number 13: 9780140448153

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2279564