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By G. S. Kirk

Starting with an extended and greatly rewritten creation surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this ebook strains the highbrow revolution initiated by means of Thales within the 6th century BC to its fruits within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the advanced actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it truly is according to a variety of a few 600 texts, in Greek and an in depth English translation which during this variation is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for an in depth serious learn of the valuable person thinkers of the time. in addition to serving as a necessary textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the heritage of technological know-how, this ebook will entice quite a lot of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the heritage of principles and of the traditional global, and certainly to an individual who wishes an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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