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The Resource The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists, translated with commentary by Robin Waterfield

The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists, translated with commentary by Robin Waterfield

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The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists
Title
The first philosophers
Title remainder
the presocratics and sophists
Statement of responsibility
translated with commentary by Robin Waterfield
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought.Aristotle said that philosophy begins with wonder, and the first Western philosophers developed theories of the world which express simultaneously their sense of wonder and their intuition that the world should be comprehensible. But their enterprise was by no means limited to this proto-scientific task. Through, for instance, Heraclitus' enigmatic sayings, the poetry of Parmenides and Empedocles, and Zeno's paradoxes, the Western world was introduced to metaphysics, rationalist theology,ethics, and logic, by thinkers who often seem to be mystics or shamans as much as philosophers or scientists in the modern mould. And out of the Sophists' reflections on human beings and their place in the world arose and interest in language, and in political, moral, and social philosophy.This volume contains a translation of all the most important fragments of the Presocratics and Sophists, and of the most informative testimonia from ancient sources, supplemented by lucid commentary."--
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N$T
Dewey number
182
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B187.5
LC item number
.F57 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waterfield, Robin
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Pre-Socratic philosophers
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Pre-Socratic philosophers
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • Vorsokratiker
  • Quelle
  • Sophistik
  • Sophistik
  • Vorsokratiker
  • Vorsokratiker
  • Sophistik
  • Filosofia antiga
  • Filosofia grega
  • Pré-socráticos
  • Sofistas
Label
The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists, translated with commentary by Robin Waterfield
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Select bibliography -- Note on the texts -- Timeline -- The Presocratics. The Milesians: Thales of Miletus, Anaximander of Miletus, Anaximenes of Miletus ; Xenophanes of Colophon ; Heraclitus of Ephesus ; Parmenides of Elea ; Zeno of Elea ; Melissus of Samos ; Pythagoras of Croton and fifth-century Pythagoreanism ; Anaxagoras of Clazomenae ; Empedocles of Acragas ; The atomists: Leucippus of Abdera, Democritus of Abdera ; Diogenes of Apollonia -- The Sophists. Protagoras of Abdera ; Gorgias of Leontini ; Prodicus of Ceos ; Hippias of Elis ; Antiphon the Sophist ; Thrasymachus of Chalcedon ; Euthydemus and Dionysodorus of Chios ; Double arguments ; Anonymous and miscellaneous texts -- Explanatory notes -- Textual notes -- Concordance with Diels/Kranz -- Index of translated passages
Control code
712037648
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 354 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191592478
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712037648
Label
The first philosophers : the presocratics and sophists, translated with commentary by Robin Waterfield
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Select bibliography -- Note on the texts -- Timeline -- The Presocratics. The Milesians: Thales of Miletus, Anaximander of Miletus, Anaximenes of Miletus ; Xenophanes of Colophon ; Heraclitus of Ephesus ; Parmenides of Elea ; Zeno of Elea ; Melissus of Samos ; Pythagoras of Croton and fifth-century Pythagoreanism ; Anaxagoras of Clazomenae ; Empedocles of Acragas ; The atomists: Leucippus of Abdera, Democritus of Abdera ; Diogenes of Apollonia -- The Sophists. Protagoras of Abdera ; Gorgias of Leontini ; Prodicus of Ceos ; Hippias of Elis ; Antiphon the Sophist ; Thrasymachus of Chalcedon ; Euthydemus and Dionysodorus of Chios ; Double arguments ; Anonymous and miscellaneous texts -- Explanatory notes -- Textual notes -- Concordance with Diels/Kranz -- Index of translated passages
Control code
712037648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlvi, 354 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191592478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712037648

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