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By G. S. Kirk

Starting with an extended and commonly rewritten advent surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this publication lines the highbrow revolution initiated via Thales within the 6th century BC to its fruits within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complicated actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it truly is in accordance with a variety of a few 600 texts, in Greek and an in depth English translation which during this variation is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for a close severe learn of the significant person thinkers of the time. along with serving as a vital textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the background of technological know-how, this ebook will attract a variety of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the background of rules and of the traditional international, and certainly to an individual who wishes an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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