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by Jonathan Barnes
The presocratic philosophers. He is the author of numerous books and articles on ancient philosophy.
The presocratic philosophers. The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought. Jonathan Barnes is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford; from 1968 to 1978 he was a Fellow of Oriel College. The Arguments of the Philosophers.
The Presocratic Philosophers 1 book. A lucid explication of the various Presocratics (Anaximander, Heraclitus, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Pythagoras, Zeno, etc) and their importance in hewing the path that Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle would follow, expand, and improve upon. I have one quibble, though, and it occurs at the beginning of the book with this quote: "Logic is a Greek discovery.
Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools contemporary to Socrates that were not influenced by him. In Classical antiquity, the pre-Socratic philosophers were called physiologoi (Greek: φυσιολόγοι; in English, p. . In Classical antiquity, the pre-Socratic philosophers were called physiologoi (Greek: φυσιολόγοι; in English, physical or natural philosophers). Their inquiries spanned the workings of the natural world as well as human society, ethics, and religion, seeking explanations based on natural principles rather than the actions of supernatural gods
Second, Barnes seems to have swallowed Aristotle's reading of the Presocratics hook, line, and sinker.
Second, Barnes seems to have swallowed Aristotle's reading of the Presocratics hook, line, and sinker. Of course, he may pay lip service to the importance of a properly critical reading of ancient doxographies, and that's fine, but I'm talking about the big picture. Aristotle's basic attitude towards the Presocratics was to say: Thanks for playing; now I'll do to perfection what you merely tried to do in a bumbling, amateurish way.
Vol. 1, Thales to. Zeno; Vol. 2, Empedocles to Democritus. 'The Arguments of the Philosophers' Series. Pp. xiv + 378; x + 353. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. 10 each vo. two-vol.
This volume provides a comprehensive exposition of the arguments of the Presocratics-the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition and the first masters of rational thought. While previous books have concentrated on historical and philological issues, The Presocratic Philosophers focuses on the philosophical content of Presocratic ideas and arguments, offering a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought. The book considers all the main thinkers from Thales to the Sophists and pays particular attention to Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras and.
Mind 89 (355):439-441 (1980). Similar books and articles. BARNES, J. "The Presocratic Philosophers. Volume 2: Empedocles to Democritus. Jonathan Barnes - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (5):279-287. The Presocratic Philosophers. Vol. I : Thales to Zeno, Vol. II : Empedocles to Democritus. Pierre-Philippe Druet - 1980 - Revue Belge de Philologie Et D’Histoire 58 (2):439-440. Patricia O'Grady - 2004 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Bradley Dowden - 2009 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Home Browse Books Book details, The Presocratic Philosophers. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought. Anyone who has the temerity to write a book on the Presocratics requires a remarkably good excuse. The surviving fish from the Presocratic shoal, fortuitously angled from Time’s vast ocean, have been gutted, anatomized, and painstakingly described by generations of scholars; and it might reasonably be supposed that further dissection would be a vain and unprofitable exercise.