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The Greek Philosophers : from Thales to Aristotle - W. K. C. Guthrie

The Greek Philosophers

from Thales to Aristotle

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2012
ISBN: 9780415522281
Number Of Pages: 162

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With an new foreword by James Warren

Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie's The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy - foundations that underpin Western thought today.

Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy - from Thales to Aristotle - whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the 'cultural soil' of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked.

Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophers offers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

Greek ways of thinking
Matter and Form (Ionians and Pythagoreans)
The Problem of Motion (Heraclitus, Parmenides and the Pluralists)
The Reaction towards Humanism (The Sophists and Socrates)
Plato (I) The Doctrine of Ideas
Plato (II) Ethical and Theological Answers to the Sophists
Aristotle (I) The Aristotelian Universe
Aristotle (II) Human Beings
Suggestions for Further Reading
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ISBN: 9780415522281
ISBN-10: 0415522285
Series: Routledge Classics (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 3rd September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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