Illustrated to Think Like God by Arnold Hermann
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Illustrated to Think Like God
By Arnold Hermann

The Illustrated to Think Like God

Pythagoras and Parmenides - The Origins of Philosophy

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Illustrated to Think Like God by Arnold Hermann

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Fascinating illustrations contribute to this illuminating account of how and why philosophy emerged and make it a must-read for any inquisitive thinker unsatisfied with prevailing assumptions on this timely and highly relevant subject. By taking the reader back to the Greek colonies of Southern Italy more than 500 years B.C.E., the author, with unparalleled insight, tells the story of the Pythagorean quest for otherworldly knowledge-a tale of cultism, political conspiracies, and bloody uprisings that eventually culminate in tragic failure. The emerging hero is Parmenides, who introduces for the first time a technique for testing the truth of a statement that was not based on physical evidence or mortal sense-perception, but instead relied exclusively on the faculty we humans share with the gods: the ability to reason.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781930972179
ISBN-10: 1930972172
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 121mm x 30mm)
Pages: 335
Imprint: Parmenides Publishing
Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Focuses on the emergence of philosophy as a speculative science, tracing its origins to the Greek colonies of Southern Italy, from the late 6th century to mid-5th century BCE. Special attention is paid to the sage Pythagoras and his movement, the poet Xenophanes of Colophon, and the lawmaker Parmenides of Elea.

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Author Biography - Arnold Hermann

Arnold Hermann is an independent researcher and philosopher specializing in Presocratic philosophy, Metaphysics, and methods of thinking. He is the author of To Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides-The Origins of Philosophy (Parmenides Publishing, 2004 & 2005), both the illustrated as well as the fully annotated edition. He is currently working on Plato's Eleatic Project.

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