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The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy - A. A. Long

The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

By: A. A. Long (Editor)

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Published: 15th November 1999
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The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics, whose influence has been incalculable. All these thinkers are discussed in this volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on rational theology, epistemology, psychology, rhetoric and relativism, justice, and poetics. Assuming no knowledge of Greek or prior knowledge of the subject, this volume provides new readers with the most convenient and accessible guide to early Greek philosophy available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of early Greek thought.

"This is an indispensable aid for both teacher and student in any course devoted to the study of the Presocratics." Review of Metaphysics "[A] fresh and wide-ranging survey of Presocratic philosophers..." Reference & Research Book News "The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy (ccegp) is recommended especially to undergraduates interested in any aspect of philosophy, graduate students specializing in ancient philosophy, and professional scholars interested in the history of philosophy." Monte Ransome Johnson, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "This Companion does an excellent job of meeting its impossible challenge to be all things to all readers." Phoenix "This book is a uniformly excellent collection of essays on early Greek philosophy written by an impressive international array of scholarly contributors. This book will be a good resource for teachers when preparing lectures, an excellent supplemental text in a history of classical philosophy course and would benefit a graduate seminar as well." Religious Studies Review "The volume is, in overall terms, very succesful, with the chapter on sources by Mansfeld and the Bibliography singled out as outstanding, and likely to prove to be of particular interest and usefulness for a good time into the future." Ancient Philosophy

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Source abbreviationsp. xv
Lives and writings of the early Greek philosophersp. xvii
Chronologyp. xxix
Mapp. xxxi
The scope of early Greek philosophyp. 1
Sourcesp. 22
The beginnings of cosmologyp. 45
The Pythagorean traditionp. 66
Heraclitusp. 88
Parmenides and Melissusp. 113
Zenop. 134
Empedocles and Anaxagoras: Responses to Parmenidesp. 159
The atomistsp. 181
Rational theologyp. 205
Early interest in knowledgep. 225
Soul, sensation, and thoughtp. 250
Culpability, responsibility, cause: Philosophy, historiography, and medicine in the fifth centuryp. 271
Rhetoric and relativism: Protagoras and Gorgiasp. 290
Protagoras and Antiphon: Sophistic debates on justicep. 311
The poetics of early Greek philosophyp. 332
Bibliographyp. 363
Index of passagesp. 399
Index of names and subjectsp. 415
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ISBN: 9780521446679
ISBN-10: 0521446678
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 15th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.67