The First Philosophers

The Presocratics and Sophists
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019953909X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 1273
These first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought. This is a unique and invaluable collection of the works of the Presocratics and the Sophists. Waterfield brings together the works of these early thinkers with brilliant new translation and exceptional commentary. This is the ideal anthology for the student of this increasingly appreciated field of classical philosophy.

The First Philosophers of Greece

An Edition and Translation of the Remaining Fragments of the Pre-S
Author: Arthur Fairbanks
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781103242641
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 1637
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


Stories of the First Philosophers
Author: Paul Rossetti Bjarnason
Publisher: Iff Books
ISBN: 9781846940583
Category: Philosophy
Page: 186
View: 4872
Each of the ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome had an answer, because for them it was the most important question. Stargazers takes us into their lives, depicting their efforts to understand the nature of ultimate reality and to live a life in accord with that understanding. Thus transported, we discover also the source of many of our own ideas concerning the cosmos, God, humankind, and the flourishing life. Stargazers is an invitation to return to the beginning, extended cordially to all, but most especially to those who have yet to encounter Plato's dear delight, philosophy. The quest begins and ends in wonder, and, along the way, reveals its power to transform both our perception of the world and our way of living in it.

Evolution's First Philosopher

John Dewey and the Continuity of Nature
Author: Jerome A. Popp
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079148078X
Category: Science
Page: 169
View: 2697
Examines John Dewey’s ideas in the context of evolutionary theory.

The first philosophers

Author: George Derwent Thomson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bronze age
Page: N.A
View: 5383

The First Philosophers: Pathways Program C. Ancient Philosophy

Author: Geoffrey Klempner
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781793372314
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
View: 4258
How did philosophy begin? Some time around 600 BC in ancient Greece a radically new idea took root. Beliefs about a world derived from religious dogma and often lurid myths handed down from generation to generation gave way to the idea of logos, the notion of a universe structured on rational principles, a structure which human beings could uncover with the aid of reason and logic. Exactly how the idea arose remains a mystery. But it was the seed of all that has subsequently come under the name of 'Philosophy' right up to the present time. By delving into the fragments that have been preserved of the theories and writings of these first, 'pre-Socratic' philosophers, such as Thales, Anaximander, Zeno and Parmenides, we shall encounter problems and paradoxes that remain unsolved to this day, as well as getting a feel for what the enterprise of philosophy is about.

Studies in Ancient Greek Society, V2

The First Philosophers
Author: George Thomson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494096458
Page: 366
View: 5837
This is a new release of the original 1955 edition.

First Philosophy

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113609
Category: Philosophy
Page: 966
View: 3498
This introductory anthology brings together forty-eight readings on eight topics central to philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the eight topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. The topics—from "Does God exist?" to "Do we have free will?" and "What is justice?"—have been chosen with a view both to their philosophical importance and to their interest to the first-year student. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.

Understanding the Political Philosophers

From Ancient to Modern Times
Author: Alan Haworth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135198969
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
View: 8941
This absorbing study invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Beginning with Socrates and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory, Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter provides a concentrated study of a given thinker or group of thinkers and together they constitute a broad account of the main arguments in political philosophy. There are chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the Utilitarians, Marx, Rawls, and post-Rawlsian developments. This is a fascinating, lively and engaging look at the topic and will be appropriate for any student taking a course in political philosophy or political thought.

The Philosophers of Greece

Author: Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873955508
Category: Philosophy, Ancient
Page: 274
View: 3157
Illustrations include a reconstruction of the first map.

Philosophers in Conversation

Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy
Author: S Upham Phineas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136767495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
View: 8873
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Metaphysik und Religion

Zur Signatur des spätantiken Denkens / Akten des Internationalen Kongresses vom 13.-17. März 2001 in Würzburg
Author: Theo Kobusch,Michael Erler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110975521
Category: Philosophy
Page: 747
View: 6866

Greek Philosophers as Theologians

The Divine Arche
Author: Dr Adam Drozdek
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409477576
Category: Philosophy
Page: 266
View: 5969
Concepts of God presented by Greek philosophers were significantly different from the image of the divine of popular religion and indicate a fairly sophisticated theological reflection from the very inception of Greek philosophy. This book presents a comprehensive history of theological thought of Greek philosophers from the Presocratics to the early Hellenistic period. Concentrating on views concerning the attributes of God and their impact on eschatological and ethical thought, Drozdek explains that theology was of paramount importance for all Greek philosophers even in the absence of purely theological or religious language.

Confronting Contagion

Our Evolving Understanding of Disease
Author: Melvin Santer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199356378
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 1584
Throughout history, humankind's working theories regarding the cause of infectious disease have shifted drastically, as cultures developed their philosophic, religious, and scientific beliefs. Plagues that were originally attributed to the wrath of the gods were later described as having nothing to do with the gods, though the cause continued to be a mystery. As centuries passed, medical and religious theorists proposed reasons such as poor air quality or the configuration of the planets as causes for the spread of disease. In every instance, in order to understand the origin of a disease theory during a specific period of history, one must understand that culture's metaphysical beliefs. In Confronting Contagion, Melvin Santer traces a history of disease theory all the way from Classical antiquity to our modern understanding of viruses. Chapters focus on people and places like the Pre-Socratic Philosophers, Galen and the emergence of Christianity in Rome, the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe, cholera and puerperal sepsis in the nineteenth century, and other periods during which our understanding of the cause of disease was transformed. The cause of contagious disease was demonstrated to be a general biological phenomenon; there are contagious diseases of plants, animals, and bacteria, with causes identical to causes of human diseases. These issues are uniquely included in this book. In each case, Santer identifies the key thinkers who helped form the working disease theories of the time. The book features many excerpts from primary sources, from the Hippocratic Corpus to the writings of twentieth-century virologists, creating an authentic synthesis of the Western world's intellectual and religious attitude toward disease throughout history.

Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium

Hume's Pathology of Philosophy
Author: Donald W. Livingston
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226487168
Category: History
Page: 433
View: 5122
The Scottish philosopher David Hume is commonly understood as the original proponent of the "end of philosophy." In this powerful new study, Donald Livingston completely revises our understanding of Hume's thought through his investigation of Hume's distinction between "true" and "false" philosophy. For Hume, false philosophy leads either to melancholy over the groundlessness of common opinion or delirium over transcending it, while true philosophy leads to wisdom. Livingston traces this distinction through all of Hume's writings, providing a systematic pathology of the corrupt philosophical consciousness in history, politics, philosophy, and literature that characterized Hume's own time as well as ours. By demonstrating how a philosophical method can be used to expose the political motivations behind intellectual positions, historical events, and their subsequent interpretations, Livingston revitalizes Hume's thought and reveals its relevance for contemporary dicussions of politics, nationalism, and ideology for the first time.

Being a Philosopher

The History of a Practice
Author: David W. Hamlyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113497101X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
View: 5199
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

101 Great Philosophers

Makers of Modern Thought
Author: Madsen Pirie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165630
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
View: 9517
101 Great Philosophers is a concise and accessible guide to 101 of the greatest minds that contributed to the legacy of western philosophy. From the ancient Greeks to present-day thinkers, Madsen Pirie employs concise entries, each on a single page, to give a snapshot of the contribution made by 100 key philosophers to the development of this fascinating subject. This book provides a sparkling insight into the lives and times of each philosopher covered -- explaining just why what they had to say was so innovative and inspiring. Essential reading for anyone coming to the subject for the first time, this book is an indispensible introduction to the most important ideas in the history of western thought.