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    DescriptionThe earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory. It also saw the development of a wide range of radical and challenging ideas, from Thales' claim that magnets have souls and Parmenides' account of one unchanging existence to the development of an atomist theory of the physical world. This general account of the Presocratics introduces the major Greek philosophical thinkers from the sixth to the middle of the fifth century B.C. It explores how we might reconstruct their views and understand the motivation and context for their work, and it highlights the ongoing philosophical interest of their often surprising claims. Separate chapters are devoted to each of the major Presocratic thinkers, including Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Leucippus, and Democritus. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is an ideal introduction for the student and general reader.


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    Title
    Presocratics
    Subtitle
    Natural Philosophers Before Socrates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Warren
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520253674
    ISBN 10: 0520253671
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 182
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 182
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15230
    LC classification: B187.5 .W37 2007
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    07 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    James Warren is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.