From the Beginning to Plato

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Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor
Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 494 pages
"From the Beginning to Plato" covers one of the most remarkable periods in human thought. In the space of two and a half centuries, philosophy developed from quasi-mythological speculation to a state in which many of the most fundamental questions about the universe, the mind, and human behaviour were vigorously pursued, and where some of the most enduring masterworks of Western thought were written. The essays in this volume present the fundamental approaches and thinkers of Greek philosophy in chronological order. From an introduction to the polis to the lasting contribution of Plato, each essay takes account of the large amount of work done on Platonic and pre-Platonic philosophy.
 

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Contents

Chronology
2
The polis and its culture
9
490
35
The lonians
47
Heraclitus
88
456
100
430
117
Pythagoreans and Eleatics
128
Socrates and the beginnings of moral philosophy
323
death
325
metaphysics and epistemology
356
427
388
ethics and politics
394
aesthetics and psychology
425
421
467
4054
469

s Empedocles
175
Anaxagoras and the atomists 20
208
The sophists
244
406
257
Thales to Plato
271
454
313

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