A Presocratics Reader

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Patricia Curd, Richard D. McKirahan
Hackett Publishing Company, 1996 - Reference - 126 pages
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Ideal for a two-to-three week introduction to the Presocratics and Sophists, this volume offers a selection of the extant remains of early Greek philosophical thought on cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, together with unobtrusive, minimally interpretive editorial material: an introduction, brief headnotes, maps, and a concordance.

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User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

Not recommended. Most of the quotes and fragments included focus on ancient metaphysics, which is of academic interest only these days. There's almost nothing on epistemology or ethics, two topics ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edward - Goodreads

One of my favorite books from college. They thought so radically different. I wish I had more time with it. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Richard McKirahan is the Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA. His publications include "Cicero, De Natura Deorum, Book I" (1997), " A PreSocratics Reader" (1996) and "Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy" (1995).

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