The Greek Pursuit of Knowledge

The Greek Pursuit of Knowledge

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Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical and political civilization of the West draws and to which we repeatedly return. In this volume drawn from the reference work "Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge", major scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for knowledge in the classical Greek world.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 22.86mm | 463g
  • The Belknap Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 067402155X
  • 9780674021556
  • 1,710,065

Table of contents

Translators' Note Introduction Maps The Philosopher Epistemology Schools and Sites of Learning Observation and Research Demonstration and the Idea of Science Astronomy Cosmology Geography Harmonics History Language Logic Mathematics Medicine Physics Poetics Rhetoric Technology Theology and Divination Theories of Religion Chronology Contributors Index
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"Greek Thought...has been compiled to capture the sheer intellectual exhilaration of Greek thought--to introduce its readers to that certain intensity of life among the Greeks which flourished because of their way of thinking about the world, and to suggest that this way of life should be no more confined to the study now than it was then."
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About Catherine Porter

Jacques Brunschwig was Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Emeritus, at Paris-Sorbonne University. Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd succeeded Moses Finley as Master of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous works on the classical period, among them Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle; Greek Science after Aristotle; and Magic, Reason, and Experience: Studies in the Origin and Development of Greek Science.
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