Philosophy Before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

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Hackett Publishing Company, 1994 - Philosophy - 436 pages
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A new introduction and sourcebook in presocratic philosophy, Philosophy Before Socrates provides a wide survey, informed by the most recent scholarship, of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, newly translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of presocratic and sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present.

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Review: Philosophy Before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

User Review  - Peter Poulos - Goodreads

Easy to read and understand. Gives you a great overview of the Presocratic's that makes you reflect on where the dawn of scientific thought begins. A good book overall... :) Read full review

Review: Philosophy Before Socrates: An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Two universities. Two courses on the Presocratics. One I took as a student; one I am marker/grader for. Both courses used this as the principal text. It's very informative. Begins with Hesiod. Ends with the Sophists. Essential for anybody interested in the history of philosophy. Read full review

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