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By G. S. Kirk

Starting with a protracted and generally rewritten advent surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this booklet strains the highbrow revolution initiated through Thales within the 6th century BC to its fruits within the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complicated actual theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists within the 5th century it really is according to a range of a few 600 texts, in Greek and a detailed English translation which during this version is given extra prominence. those give you the foundation for an in depth serious learn of the primary person thinkers of the time. along with serving as an important textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in Greek philosophy and within the heritage of technological know-how, this booklet will entice a variety of readers with pursuits in philosophy, theology, the historical past of rules and of the traditional international, and certainly to a person who desires an authoritative account of the Presocratics.

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