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    DescriptionWith an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie's The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy - foundations that underpin Western thought today. Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy - from Thales to Aristotle - whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the 'cultural soil' of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked. Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophers offers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

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    The Greek Philosophers
    From Thales to Aristotle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. K. C. Guthrie
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415522281
    ISBN 10: 0415522285

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    Revised ed.
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    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    11 October 2012
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    W. K. C. Guthrie (1906-1981) was formerly Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and one of the leading classical scholars of his generation. A gifted orator, he was called upon to deliver Latin encomia in honour of figures such as Winston Churchill, Nehru, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    Table of contents
    1. Greek ways of thinking 2. Matter and Form (Ionians and Pythagoreans) 3. The Problem of Motion (Heraclitus, Parmenides and the Pluralists) 4. The Reaction towards Humanism (The Sophists and Socrates) 5. Plato (I) The Doctrine of Ideas 6. Plato (II) Ethical and Theological Answers to the Sophists 7. Aristotle (I) The Aristotelian Universe 8. Aristotle (II) Human Beings Suggestions for Further Reading. Index