Philosophy Before Socrates
An Introduction with Texts and Commentary
By (author) Richard D. McKirahan
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Philosophy Before Socrates by Richard D. McKirahan
Book DescriptionA new introduction and sourcebook in presocratic philosophy, Philosophy Before Socrates provides a wide survey, informed by the most recent scholarship, of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, newly translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of presocratic and sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872201750
(150mm x 230mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard D. McKirahan
Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 1.1-8, Paperback (April 2014)
Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics" elaborates the notions of science and the requirements for the distinctive kind of knowledge scientists possess. This book explores the foundations of Aristotle's theory, pointing out the similarities and differences between scientific and other types of knowledge, and establishing the need for basic principles.
Philoponus: On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 1.9-18, Paperback (April 2014)
In Posterior Analytics Aristotle elaborates his assessment of how universal truths of science can be scientifically explained as inevitable in demonstrative proofs. In this commentary Philoponus takes these issues further.
Simplicius: On Aristotle Physics 8.6-10, Paperback (April 2014)
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Plato and Socrates, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by Richard D. McKirahan
A comprehensive bibliography on all scholarly work that was published on Plato and Socrates during the years 1958-73. The author has sought to include all materials primarily concerned with Socrates and Plato, together with other works which make a contribution to our understanding of the two philosophers.
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Author Biography - Richard D. McKirahan
Richard D McKirahan is Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College.
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