By Daniel W. Graham,Victor Caston

This publication provides one of the most contemporary developments and advancements in Presocratic scholarship. quite a lot of themes are coated - from the metaphysical to the ethical to the methodological - in addition to a vast quite a number authors: from well-known figures equivalent to Heraclitus and Parmenides to Sophistic thinkers whose position has usually been marginalized, comparable to Gorgias and the writer of the Dissoi Logoi. numerous of the items are fascinated about the later reception and effect of the Presocratics on historic philosophy, a space of analysis vital either for the sunshine it sheds on our proof for Presocratic suggestion and for knowing the philosophical strength in their rules. Drawing jointly contributions from distinct specialists and across the world acclaimed students of historical philosophy, this publication bargains new demanding situations to standard interpretations in a few parts of Presocratic philosophy and reveals new help for normal interpretations in different areas.

Show description

Read or Download Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos PDF

Best greek & roman philosophy books

Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting Points for Knowledge: 3 (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

This ebook deals the 1st synoptic examine of ways the first components in wisdom buildings have been analysed in antiquity from Plato to past due historical commentaries. It argues that, within the Platonic-Aristotelian culture, the query of beginning issues was once handled from precise issues of view: as a query of the way we collect simple wisdom; and as a query of the premises we may possibly instantly settle for within the line of argumentation.

Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections on the Theologico-Political Problem (Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays)

In quantity of Ernest Fortin: accrued Essays, Fortin offers with the connection among faith and civil society in a Christian context: that of an primarily nonpolitical yet in no way solely otherwordly faith, lots of whose teachings have been considered essentially at odds with the tasks of citizenship.

Antisthenes of Athens: Texts, Translations, and Commentary

Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) was once a recognized old disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato through fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's correct to 2 of the best turning issues in historical highbrow background, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval.

Diagoras of Melos: A Contribution to the History of Ancient Atheism (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

Diagoras of Melos (lyric poet, fifth c. B. C. ) has got specified recognition for your time now simply because he was once considered as an intensive atheist and the writer of a prose paintings on atheism in antiquity. He was once infamous for revealing and ridiculing the Eleusinian Mysteries and was once condemned for impiety at Athens.

Additional info for Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 17 votes