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Presocratics: Natural Philosophers before Socrates (Ancient Philosophies)
by James Warren
The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory. It also saw the development of a wide range of radical and challenging ideas, from Thales' claim that magnets have souls and Parmenides' account of one unchanging existence to the development of an atomist theory of ...more
Hardcover, 235 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by University of California Press
(first published June 1st 2007)
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I was looking for the book I read in a college philosophy course on the pre-Socratics and couldn't find it. I stumbled upon this one, which seems as good and readable an introduction as any. Recommended for anyone who wants to know the basic thoughts/systems of these wacky dudes.
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