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The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy

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  • Editor: A. A. Long, University of California, Berkeley
A. A. Long, Jaap Mansfeld, Keimpe Algra, Carl A. Huffman, Edward Hussey, David Sedley, Richard D. McKirahan Jr., Daniel W. Graham, C. C. W. Taylor, Sarah Broadie, J. H. Lesher, André Laks, Mario Vegetti, Paul Woodruff, Fernanda DeCleva Caizzi, Glenn W. Most
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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521446679

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  • The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics, whose influence has been incalculable. They include the early Ionian cosmologists, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, the Eleatics (Parmenides, Melissus, and Zeno), Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the atomists and the sophists. All these thinkers are discussed in this 1999 volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on rational theology, epistemology, psychology, rhetoric and relativism, justice, and poetics. A chapter on causality extends the focus to include historians and medical writers.

    • Usual features of a Companion: it is systematic, comprehensive, and accessible
    • Enormous interest in early Greek philosophy both in philosophy and classics
    • No knowledge of Greek is required to read this book
    • A. A. Long, the editor, is a selling point. He is the editor of our highly successful anthology: The Hellenistic Philosophers (1987) and of a more recent book Stoic Studies (1996)
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    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521446679
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The scope of early Greek philosophy A. A. Long
    2. Sources Jaap Mansfeld
    3. The beginnings of cosmology Keimpe Algra
    4. The Pythagorean tradition Carl A. Huffman
    5. Heraclitus Edward Hussey
    6. Parmenides and Melissus David Sedley
    7. Zeno Richard D. McKirahan Jr
    8. Empedocles and Anaxagoras: responses to Parmenides Daniel W. Graham
    9. The atomists C. C. W. Taylor
    10. Rational theology Sarah Broadie
    11. Early interest in knowledge J. H. Lesher
    12. Soul, sensation, and thought André Laks
    13. Culpability, responsibility, cause: philosophy, historiography and medicine in the fifth century Mario Vegetti
    14. Rhetoric and relativism: Protagoras and Gorgias Paul Woodruff
    15. Protagoras and Antiphon: Sophistic debates on justice Fernanda DeCleva Caizzi
    16. The poetics of early Greek philosophy Glenn W. Most.

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    A. A. Long, University of California, Berkeley

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    A. A. Long, Jaap Mansfeld, Keimpe Algra, Carl A. Huffman, Edward Hussey, David Sedley, Richard D. McKirahan Jr., Daniel W. Graham, C. C. W. Taylor, Sarah Broadie, J. H. Lesher, André Laks, Mario Vegetti, Paul Woodruff, Fernanda DeCleva Caizzi, Glenn W. Most

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