The First Philosophers

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.

Author: Robin Waterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199539093

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.
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The First Philosophers Pathways Program C Ancient Philosophy

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 ...

Author: Geoffrey Klempner

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1793372314

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.
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The First Philosophers of Greece

This book does a fantastic job of giving histories of the first philosophers of Greece.

Author: Arthur Fairbanks

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094323888

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.?
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First Philosophy

CHAPTER 1 Philosophy Philosophy, at least according to the origin of the word
in classical Greek, is the “love of wisdom"—philosophers are lovers of wisdom.
The first philosophers of the Western tradition lived on the shores of the ...

Author: Andrew Bailey

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551113600

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

hr, eivai., the fj.op<p-q, or the ovaia (in sensible things it is mixed with matter, in
supersensible things it exists in its purity); the three other causes are limited to
being insofar as it is sensible. The last argument that we adduce in order to ...

Author: Giovanni Reale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873953851

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.
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Radical Axiology

This book treats values as the basis for all of philosophy, an approach distinct from critiquing theories of value and far rarer. “First Philosophy,” the effort to justify the foundations for a system of philosophy, is one of the main ...

Author: Hugh P. McDonald

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042010401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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This book treats values as the basis for all of philosophy, an approach distinct from critiquing theories of value and far rarer. “First Philosophy,” the effort to justify the foundations for a system of philosophy, is one of the main issues that divide philosophers today. McDonald's philosophy of values is a comprehensive attempt to replace philosophies of “existence,” “being,” “experience,” the “subject,” or “language,” with a philosophy that locates value as most basic. This transformation is a radical move within Western philosophy as a whole, since it has never been done in such a thoroughgoing way. Hugh P. McDonald makes a comprehensive case against first philosophy as metaphysical, by mounting a case against all metaphysical systems of philosophy.Radical Axiology: A First Philosophy of Values is a fresh start for a rebirth of philosophy. While other movements debate the “death of philosophy,” this book radically re-evaluates the direction of philosophy by discovering values at the basis of all philosophy. This reorientation addresses the question of what the love of wisdom can mean for us today.
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First Philosophy I Values and Society

Philosophy, at least according to the origin of the word in classical Greek, is the "
love of wisdom"—philosophers are lovers of wisdom. The first philosophers of the
Western tradition lived on the shores of the Mediterranean in the sixth century ...

Author: Andrew Bailey

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 155111657X

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.
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