Early Greek Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy - Penguin Classics

2nd Revised Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy - the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence - great though that was - than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they often are, the thoughts of these philosophers seem strikingly modern in their concern to forge a truly scientific vocabulary and way of reasoning.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140448153
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Revised Edition
DEWEY: 182
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 236g
Height: 195mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 16mm