The First Philosophers

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


Author: George Derwent Thomson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bronze age
Page: N.A
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First Philosophy

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113609
Category: Philosophy
Page: 966
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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.

The Concept of First Philosophy and the Unity of the Metaphysics of Aristotle


Author: Giovanni Reale
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873953856
Category: Philosophy
Page: 513
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Reale's monumental work establishes the exact dimensions of Aristotle's concept of first philosophy and proves the profound unity of concept that exists in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Reale's opposition to the genetic interpretation of the Metaphysics is an updated return to a more traditional view of Aristotle's work, one which runs counter to nearly all contemporary scholarship. Reale argues that Aristotle's first philosophy includes a study of being, a study of substance, a study of divine substance, and a study of principles and causes, all of which are integrated and dialectically reconciled.

Studies in Ancient Greek Society V2: The First Philosophers


Author: George Thomson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781436716918
Category:
Page: 368
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

First Philosophy I: Values and Society

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551116570
Category: Philosophy
Page: 340
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First Philosophy: Values and Society brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on ethics and social and political philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central 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. 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.

First Philosophy II: Knowledge and Reality

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551116587
Category: Philosophy
Page: 340
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First Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on epistemology and the philosophy of science. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central 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. 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.

First Philosophy III: God, Mind, and Freedom

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
Author: Andrew Bailey
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551116594
Category: Philosophy
Page: 393
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First Philosophy: God, Mind, and Freedom brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central 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. 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.

The First Philosophers: Pathways Program C. Ancient Philosophy


Author: Geoffrey Klempner
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781793372314
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
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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.

Evolution's First Philosopher

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

The First Philosophers of Greece


Author: Arthur Fairbanks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: HISTORY
Page: 300
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This book does a fantastic job of giving histories of the first philosophers of Greece. The reader is given insight into the achievements and life of each early philosopher, from Thales in the seventh century B.C. to Anaxagoras in the fifth century B.C.?

The First Philosophers of Greece: An Edition and Translation of the Remaining Fragments of the Pre-S


Author: Arthur Fairbanks
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780469545328
Category: History
Page: 310
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Stargazers

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

Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science

The First Philosophy of Right : Heidelberg, 1817-1818, with Additions from the Lectures of 1818-1819
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520201040
Category: Philosophy
Page: 356
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"The advantage of studying Hegel's Philosophy of Right in its initial version is that here Hegel achieves a freshness, simplicity, and directness of expression that is often unmatched by his later expanded, often convoluted published version. For these reasons this text is better suited to beginning students who are receiving their initial exposure to Hegel."--Robert Williams, Hiram College

Islamic Philosophy and Theology


Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202366979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 196
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Events are making clear to ever-widening circles of readers the need for something more than a superficial knowledge of non-European cultures. In particular, the blossoming into independence of numerous African states, many of which are largely Muslim or have a Muslim head of state, has made clear the growing political importance of the Islamic world, and, as a result, the desirability of extending and deepening the understanding and appreciation of this great segment of mankind. Islamic philosophy and theology are looked at together in a chronological framework in this volume. From a modern standpoint, this juxtaposition of the two disciplines is important for the understanding of both; but it should be realized at the outset that it is a reversal of the traditional Islamic procedure. Not merely were the disciplines different, but in the earlier centuries the exponents were two different sets of persons, trained in two different educational traditions, each with its own separate institutions. There was little personal contact between philosophers and theologians, and the influence of the two disciplines on one another was largely by way of polemics. Eventually while philosophy died out as a separate discipline in the Islamic world, many parts of it were incorporated in theology. This work is designed to give the educated reader something more than can be found in the usual popular books. The work undertakes to survey a special part of the field, and to show the present stage of scholarship. Where there is a clear picture this will be given; but where there are gaps, obscurities and differences of opinion, these will also be indicated. This work is brilliant in its design, style, and intimate understanding. It is a must read for specialists and policy makers alike. W. Montgomery Watt (1909-2006) was professor emeritus of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of numerous books, including Muslim-Christian Encounters: Perceptions and Misperceptions, Islam: A Short History, Muhammad's Mecca, and Islamic Surveys: The Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe.

The Study of Philosophy


Author: S. Morris Engel,Angelika Soldan,Kevin Durand
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742548923
Category: Philosophy
Page: 457
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This 6th edition of S. Morris Engel's engaging and critical work preserves the strengths of the earlier editions D intriguing examples and timely reflections on the major fields of philosophical inquiry (ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology) by some of the most important minds in the history of ideas (Plato, St. Thomas, Wittgenstein) D and expands the discussions of those fields. The new edition also incorporates expanded explorations of contemporary discussions in fields of continental and analytic philosophy, theories of justice, and feminism.

The Study of Philosophy

A Text with Readings
Author: Andrew Pessin,S. Morris Engel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442242833
Category: Philosophy
Page: 530
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This seventh edition of The Study of Philosophy presents a comprehensive treatment of the major fields and figures of philosophy alongside primary readings by seminal thinkers to fuel debate and further study. New features of this edition include a substantive account of philosophical theology a reorganized treatment of early modern rationalism and empiricism discussion of the major highlights of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy a survey of major contemporary moral problems From Plato to Plantinga, from Aristotle to Ayer, and from Socrates to Singer, this text brings the power of both ancient and modern philosophy to students of the twenty-first century!

Essays on the Concept of Mind in Early-Modern Philosophy


Author: Petr Glombíček,James Hill
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443820083
Category: Philosophy
Page: 180
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An important task for every major philosopher is to offer us an understanding of the nature of mind. The essays in this volume discuss different aspects of the philosophical theories of mind put forward in the century and a half that followed Descartes’ Meditations of 1641. These years, often referred to as the ‘early-modern’ period, are probably unparalleled for originality and diversity in conceiving the mind. The volume not only includes two essays on Descartes’ own thinking, but there are also examinations of what Spinoza, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, Reid, the Cambridge Platonists, and others, have to say about the nature of mind. The aim of the volume is to represent some of the best contemporary research and reflection on mind in early-modern philosophy. The contributors, who teach at a range of universities in mainland Europe, Great Britain and North America, are Margaret Atherton, Miran Božovič, Petr Glombíček, Boris Hennig, James Hill, Nicholas Jolley, Jan Palkoska, G. A. J. Rogers, and Anthony Savile. All the essays appear here for the first time.

The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy

A Study of Ernst Tugendhat
Author: Santiago Zabala
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151297X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Contemporary philosopher—analytic as well as continental tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian style. Tugendhat was one of Martin Heidegger's last pupils and his least obedient, pursuing a new and controversial critical technique. Tugendhat took Heidegger's destruction of Being as presence and developed it in analytic philosophy, more specifically in semantics. Only formal semantics, according to Tugendhat, could answer the questions left open by Heidegger. Yet in doing this, Tugendhat discovered the latent "hermeneutic nature of analytic philosophy" its post-metaphysical dimension—in which "there are no facts, but only true propositions." What Tugendhat seeks to answer is this: What is the meaning of thought following the linguistic turn? Because of the rift between analytic and continental philosophers, very few studies have been written on Tugendhat, and he has been omitted altogether from several histories of philosophy. Now that these two schools have begun to reconcile, Tugendhat has become an example of a philosopher who, in the words of Richard Rorty, "built bridges between continents and between centuries." Tugendhat is known more for his philosophical turn than for his phenomenological studies or for his position within analytic philosophy, and this creates some confusion regarding his philosophical propensities. Is Tugendhat analytic or continental? Is he a follower of Wittgenstein or Heidegger? Does he belong in the culture of analysis or in that of tradition? Santiago Zabala presents Tugendhat as an example of merged horizons, promoting a philosophical historiography that is concerned more with dialogue and less with classification. In doing so, he places us squarely within a dialogic culture of the future and proves that any such labels impoverish philosophical research.