Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0521446678

ISBN-13: 9780521446679

Edition: 1999

Authors: A. A. Long

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The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics. All these thinkers are discussed in this volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on specific topics.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A. A. Long is Emeritus Professor of Classics, Irving G. Stone Professor of Literature, and Affiliated Professor of Philosophy and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

Contributors
Preface
Source abbreviations
Lives and writings of the early Greek philosophers
Chronology
Map
The scope of early Greek philosophy
Sources
The beginnings of cosmology
The Pythagorean tradition
Heraclitus
Parmenides and Melissus
Zeno
Empedocles and Anaxagoras: Responses to Parmenides
The atomists
Rational theology
Early interest in knowledge
Soul, sensation, and thought
Culpability, responsibility, cause: Philosophy, historiography, and medicine in the fifth century
Rhetoric and relativism: Protagoras and Gorgias
Protagoras and Antiphon: Sophistic debates on justice
The poetics of early Greek philosophy
Bibliography
Index of passages
Index of names and subjects
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