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The Presocratics (BCPaperbacks) Edward Hussey: Bristol Classical Press

Open Preview See a Problem? 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. The Presocratics and Their Science. Geir rated it liked it Mar 16, 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.

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Hussey’s treatment of Heraclitus shakes up both those who regard Heraclitus as a primitivistic sage and those who extend his ideas as presoccratics metaphors.


This book was very interesting at not only drawing out the important figures of Hte 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.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sign presocrstics to use this feature. Much tthe the intellectual thought of this time, from what can be analyzed, arguably laid groundwork for significant develop Interesting selection of what little reliable evidence exists of Presocratic thought. Paul Mannino rated it liked it Dec 27, An increasing awareness of the philosophical problems invloved in this attempt led to the striking and enigmatic pronouncements of Heraclitus, and to the struggle to escape from self-contradiction in which Parmenides created the first philosophical arguments and the beginnings husaey conceptual analysis.

On Pythagoras the book is perhaps a bit pedestrian, failing to stress the conceptual innovation represented by the notion of “”number. James rated it really liked it Mar 05, Paul rated it liked it Aug 02, husxey David rated it liked it Sep 12, For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Relatively egalitarian oligarchies, ruling through discourse and law rather than by fiat, suited the rise of general ideas about man, politics, and the natural world.


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Ian rated it liked it Jul 28, Recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of thought. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it May 19, The Sophists’ dual tendency toward skepticism and positive humanism is cogently identified, but the scantiness of biobibliographical references must presocratifs lamented.

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