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By G. S. Kirk

Starting with a protracted and commonly rewritten advent surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this booklet lines the highbrow revolution initiated via Thales within the 6th century BC to its end result within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the advanced actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it really is in accordance with a variety of a few 600 texts, in Greek and a detailed English translation which during this variation is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for an in depth severe examine of the valuable person thinkers of the time. along with serving as a vital textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the historical past of technology, this ebook will entice a variety of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the historical past of principles and of the traditional global, and certainly to a person who desires an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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