The First Philosophers

The Presocratics and Sophists
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019953909X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 6806
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.


Stories of the First Philosophers
Author: Paul Rossetti Bjarnason
Publisher: Iff Books
ISBN: 9781846940583
Category: Philosophy
Page: 186
View: 7011
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.

The first philosophers

Author: George Derwent Thomson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bronze age
Page: N.A
View: 2614

The First Philosophers of Greece

Author: Arthur Fairbanks
Publisher: Baker Press
ISBN: 1445566532
Page: 310
View: 485
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Studies in Ancient Greek Society, V2

The First Philosophers
Author: George Thomson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494096458
Page: 366
View: 7040
This is a new release of the original 1955 edition.

Was ist Gott?

das Buch der 24 Philosophen ; lateinisch - deutsch
Author: Kurt Flasch
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406607097
Category: God
Page: 127
View: 3068

Bhartr̥hari, Philosopher and Grammarian

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bhartr̥hari (University of Poona, January 6-8, 1992)
Author: Saroja Bhate,Johannes Bronkhorst
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120811980
Category: Sanskrit language
Page: 272
View: 762
Bhartrhari lived in the tenth century c.e. Being both a grammarian and philosopher, his influence on subsequent grammatical and philosophical thought in India has been enormous in spite of this modern scholarship has not yet given him the attention he deserves no doubt because his extent writings are difficult and were not until recently, available in satisfactory editions. Interest among scholars for Bhartrhari is now, however, growing. This is the reason why an international conference on Bhartrhari was organized in January 1992 in Pune, under the joint auspices of the University of Poons and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). The present volume contains some of the papers read at this conference as well as an up-to-date bibliography on Bhartrhari.

America's First Women Philosophers

Transplanting Hegel, 1860-1925
Author: Dorothy G. Rogers
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826474759
Category: Philosophy
Page: 180
View: 9105
This is the first book about the women of the early American idealist movement in philosophy and a chapter is devoted to the life, practical work, and philosophical ideas of each of them.

Evolution's First Philosopher

John Dewey and the Continuity of Nature
Author: Jerome A. Popp
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079148078X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 169
View: 2982
Examines John Dewey’s ideas in the context of evolutionary theory.


Author: Christof Rapp
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547614
Category: Pre-Socratic philosophers
Page: 262
View: 4777

Harry Potter. Das Pop-up-Buch 4.

Author: Joanne K. Rowling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783821224596
Page: 10
View: 2544

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: 7465

Confronting Contagion

Our Evolving Understanding of Disease
Author: Melvin Santer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199356378
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 5104
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.

Philosophers in Conversation

Interviews from the Harvard Review of Philosophy
Author: S Upham Phineas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136767495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
View: 9519
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding the Political Philosophers

From Ancient to Modern Times
Author: Alan Haworth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135198969
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
View: 2479
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.

Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period

Author: Margaret Atherton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872202597
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
View: 579
An invaluable complement to the standards works in early modern philosophy, this anthology introduces an important selection from the largely unknown writings of women philosophers of the early modern period. Readings comment on major works of the period and are easily integrated into courses in the history of modern philosophy. Included are letters to prominent philosophers, philosophical tracts arguing a particular view, and comments on controversies of the day. Each section is prefaced by a headnote giving a biographical account of its author and setting the piece in historical context. Atherton's introduction provides a solid framework for assessing these works and their place in modern philosophy. -- from back cover.

The Philosophers of Greece

Author: Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873955515
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
View: 9435
Illustrations include a reconstruction of the first map.

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: 7772
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.