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Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: Barnes, Jonathan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2279564

ISBN: 0140448152

Condition: Very Good


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 t... View more info