The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle


Author: William Keith Chambers Guthrie,James Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415522285
Category: History
Page: 156
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With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophersoffers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western thought today. Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy – from Thales to Aristotle – whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the ‘cultural soil’ of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked. Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophersoffers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

The Greek Philosophers

From Thales to Aristotle
Author: W.K.C. Guthrie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135196222
Category: History
Page: 176
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W.K.C. Guthrie has written a survey of the great age of Greek philosophy - from Thales to Aristotle - which combines comprehensiveness with brevity. Without pre-supposing a knowledge of Greek or the Classics, he sets out to explain the ideas of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors, and to describe the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking and outlook on the world. Thus The Greek Philosophers provides excellent background material for the general reader - as well as providing a firm basis for specialist studies.

Greek Philosophy

Thales to Aristotle
Author: Reginald E. Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 440
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Widely praised for its accessibility and its concentration on the metaphysical issues that are most central to the history of Greek philosophy, Greek Philosophy: Thales to Aristotle offers a valuable introduction to the works of the Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle. For the Third Edition, Professor Allen has provided new translations of Socrates' speech in the Symposium and of the first five chapters of Aristotle's Categories, as well as new selections bearing on Aristotle's Theory of Infinity, Continuity, and Discreteness. The book also contains a general introduction which sets forth Professor Allen's distinctive and now widely accepted interpretation of the development of Greek philosophy and science, along with selective bibliography, and lists of suggested readings.

Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy

From Thales to Aristotle
Author: S. Marc Cohen,Patricia Curd,C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205383
Category: Philosophy
Page: 890
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The second edition of this book builds on those strengths that have made the first edition the leading anthology for the teaching of ancient philosophy: it's additional 100 pages offer an even richer selection of Presocratic fragments, testimonia and dialogues of Plato -- all in authoritative translations, skilfully edited and annotated for introductory students. Among the revisions is the addition -- in its entirety -- of Republic, as well as the death scene from Phaedo; nothing from the first edition has been deleted.

Are There Limits to Science?


Author: Gillian Straine
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527500411
Category: Religion
Page: 205
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This book is the result of the 2016 conference of the UK’s Science and Religion Forum which brings together leading scientific and theological thinkers to reflect together on key issues. The focus was a timely one: Are there limits to Science? Both inside and outside of the academy, the questions of where we seek knowledge and how to discern truth remain high on the agenda. By asking this key question, the conference brought together philosophers, theologians, practitioners and scientists to discuss how they judge these boundary areas and the lay of the land ahead. The resulting conversation is wide-ranging, touching on the discernment of God in nature, the boundary between the physical and mental in human identity, and the importance of taking history seriously. There can be no doubt that the questions and the insights offered in this book are invaluable to anyone seeking to explore the limits of the field of science and religion, and to reflect on its wider implications.

Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, (Fourth Edition): from Thales to Aristotle

from Thales to Aristotle
Author: S. Marc Cohen,Patricia Curd,C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846077
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1008
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Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy. Nothing on the market touches it for comprehensiveness, accuracy, and readability" (APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy). Fifteen years on, that prediction has been borne out, and the volume's preeminence as the leading anthology for the teaching of ancient philosophy still stands. The Fourth Edition features a completely revamped and expanded unit on the Presocratics and Sophists that draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more. At the core of this unit, as ever, are the fragments themselves -- but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations by Richard McKirahan and Patricia Curd, among them those of the recently published Derveni Papyrus.

Die Welt des Parmenides

der Ursprung des europäischen Denkens
Author: Karl R. Popper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492240710
Category:
Page: 480
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Ein Leben lang hat sich der aus Wien stammende Philosoph Karl R. Popper mit den Vorsokratikern Parmenides, Xenophanes, Heraklit und anderen auseinandergesetzt. Europa verdankt ihnen die Grundlegung seiner Philosophie, seiner Wissenschaft und seines Humanismus. In dieser einzigartigen Sammlung von Texten wird deutlich, wie die Urväter der Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft Probleme durchdacht haben. Popper zeigt in seiner klaren Sprache die erstaunliche Vielfalt und ungebrochene Aktualität frühgriechischen Denkens. >Parmenides öffnete mir die Augen für die poetische Schönheit der Erde und des gestirnten Himmels. Er lehrte mich, sie mit neuem Forscherblick zu betrachten.

Platon lesen


Author: Thomas Alexander Szlezák
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 173
View: 1840

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Der Ursprungsmythos der Vernunft

zur philosophiehistorischen Genealogie des griechischen Wunders
Author: Helmut Heit
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826032899
Category: Mythology, Greek
Page: 284
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Die Entdeckung des Geistes

Studien zur Entstehung des europäischen Denkens bei den Griechen
Author: Bruno Snell
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647257311
Category: Philosophy
Page: 334
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»Snells Hauptwerk Die Entdeckung des Geistes war 1946 wichtig für die Neuorientierung der Nachkriegsgeneration«, befand DIE ZEIT zu Bruno Snells 90. Geburtstag 1986. Seine in diesem Buch zusammengestellten und immer wieder erweiterten »Studien zur Entstehung des europäischen Geistes bei den Griechen« sind seither in alle Weltsprachen übersetzt worden. Sie haben auch sechzig Jahre nach ihrer Erstveröffentlichung nichts von ihrer Inspiration verloren. Für seinen Schüler Walter Jens ist Die Entdeckung des Geistes »das Buch eines Gräzisten, der ein vorzüglicher Schriftsteller ist«. Die hier vorliegende 9. Auflage ist gegenüber der 8. Auflage unverändert.

Fragmente

Griechisch - Deutsch
Author: Heraklit
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3050092335
Category: History
Page: 56
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Heraklit, im Altertum der "Dunkle" genannt, ist einer der tiefsten Denker Griechenlands. Diese Ausgabe stellt die von ihm erhaltenen Fragmente vollständig zusammen und versucht, sie durch möglichst getreue Übersetzung dem heutigen Leser zugänglich zu machen. "Diese Weltordnung hier hat nicht der Götter noch der Menschen einer geschaffen, sondern sie war immer und ist und wird sein: immerlebendes Feuer, aufflammendend nach Maßen und verlöschend nach Maßen. Feuers Wende: zuerst Meer; des Meeres eine Hälfte Erde, die andere flammendes Wetter... Das Meer zerfließt und erfüllt sein Maß nach demselben Sinn, der auch galt, bevor es Erde wurde." B 30, 31

Artes Liberales

Von Der Antiken Bildung Zur Wissenschaft Des Mittelalters
Author: Josef Koch
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004047389
Category: Social Science
Page: 155
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