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Presocratic Philosophy : A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Osborne

Presocratic Philosophy

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 16th September 2004
ISBN: 9780192840943
Number Of Pages: 168

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Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the Presocratics. Part of the fascination stems from the fact that little of what they wrote survives. Here Osborne invites her readers to dip their toes into the fragmentary remains of thinkers from Thales to Pythagoras, Heraclitus to Protagoras, and to try to reconstruct the moves that they were making, to support stories that Western philosophers and historians of philosophy like to tell about their past.
This book covers the invention of western philosophy: introducing to us the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe.

1: Lost words, forgotten worlds 2: Puzzles about first principles 3: Zeno's tortoise 4: Reality and appearance: more adventures in Metaphysics 5: Heraclitus 6: Pythagoras and other mysteries 7: Spin doctors of the fifth century Epilogue: a story about origins

ISBN: 9780192840943
ISBN-10: 0192840940
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15

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