HUSSEY THE PRESOCRATICS PDF

Add to basket Add to wishlist Description The origins both of modern science and modern philosophy lie in Greek civilization of the 5th and 6th centuries B. It was then that a series of thinkers, usually known as "the Presocratic philosophers", created ways of looking at the world that were fundamentally new. In the middle of social and political changes, and exposed to intellectual influences from the Near East as well as to traditional Greek ideas, the first Presocratics, Thales and Anaximander of Miletus, had a vision of a universe governed by absolute and impartial law. In terms of this idea they and their successors tried to account for the observed structure of the physical world.

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Wendy rated it really liked it Dec 31, This comprehensive account of the history of ancient Greek thought circa to B. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lawrence rated it really liked it Aug 20, For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Much of the intellectual thought of this time, from hussye can be analyzed, arguably laid groundwork for significant develop Interesting selection of what little reliable evidence exists of Presocratic thought.

Nick rated it really liked it May 08, Request removal from index. Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? This excellent study of the precursors of Greek philosophy and Western science begins with social connections. A Level School Texts: The best chapters were those discussing Heraclitus and Parmenides, most likely a reflection of how much in the way of fragments from their work exist.

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Trivia About The Presocratics. Chran rated it really liked it Aug 29, Drawing on his sensitive knowledge of ancient Greek and on an uncommonly astute and unpedantic appraisal of sources many Presocratics have come to us only secondhandHussey, an Oxford lecturer, combines textual exposition with broad interpretation.

Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. This book presents a picture of these developments, using, wherever possible, translations of the surviving fragments of the Presocratics as a foundation for the discussion.

Magic Cactus rated it really liked it Jan 22, The book is, notwithstanding certain weaknesses, an important survey, highly recommended. The Presocratic search for a universal material key — water, air, etc. Plotinus and the Presocratics. And every chapter contained clear reminders of how non-obvious are the notions about reality taken for granted since Plato. This book was very interesting at not only drawing out the important figures of Presocratic thought and their contributions but also contrasting their work, in order to establish the gaps in theoretical yhe that were left regarding subjects such as cosmogony, cosmology, and others.

Lists with This Book. Joseph Dillstrom rated it it was amazing Mar 27, In the middle of social and political changes, and exposed to intellectual influences from the Near East as well as to traditional Greek ideas, the first Presovratics, Thales and Anaximander of Miletus, had a vision of a universe governed by absolute and impartial law.

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Start your review of The Presocratics Write a review Sep 01, Tom rated it really liked it Something between a survey and a detailed study, though closer to the former, this book made for some nice reading during a recent camping trip. The best chapters were those discussing Heraclitus and Parmenides, most likely a reflection of Something between a survey and a detailed study, though closer to the former, this book made for some nice reading during a recent camping trip. The best chapters were those discussing Heraclitus and Parmenides, most likely a reflection of how much in the way of fragments from their work exist. And every chapter contained clear reminders of how non-obvious are the notions about reality taken for granted since Plato. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of thought. This book was very interesting at not only drawing out the important figures of Presocratic thought and their contributions but also contrasting their work, in order to establish the gaps in theoretical explanations that were left regarding subjects such as cosmogony, cosmology, and others. Much of the intellectual thought of this time, from what can be analyzed, arguably laid groundwork for significant Interesting selection of what little reliable evidence exists of Presocratic thought.

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Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. It was then that a series of thinkers, usually known as "the Presocratic philosophers", created ways of looking at the world that were fundamentally new. In the middle of social and political changes, and exposed to intellectual influences from the Near East as well as to traditional Greek ideas, the first Presocratics, Thales and Anaximander of Miletus, had a vision of a universe governed by absolute and impartial law. In terms of this idea they and their successors tried to account for the observed structure of the physical world.

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