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A History of Greek Philosophy 1 (A History of Greek Philosophy #1)

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All volumes of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek philosophy have won their due acclaim. The most striking merits of Guthrie's work are his mastery of a tremendous range of ancient literature and modern scholarship, his fairness and balance of judgement and the lucidity and precision of his English prose. He has achieved clarity and comprehensiveness.
Hardcover, 556 pages
Published February 25th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 2nd 1962)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A History of Greek Philosophy 1: The Earlier Presocratics & the Pythagoreans, W.K.C. Guthrie
عنوان: تاریخ فلسفه یونان؛ پیش از سقراطیان متقدم و فیثاغورثیان؛ نویسنده: دبلیو.کی.سی. گاتری؛ مترجم: مهدی قوام صفری؛ تهران، دانشگاه تهران موسسه انتشارات؛ 1394؛ در 580 ص؛ شابک: 9789640368473؛ موضوع: تاریخ فلسفه یونان قرن 20 م
Dave
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
W. K. C. Guthrie’s incredible series “A History of Greek Philosophy” begins here with Volume I: “The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans”. Originally published in 1962, this volume, and the series continues to be reprinted today, and for good reason. Professor Guthrie manages to make the entire subject very readable and very informative. He provides tremendous notes as well as insights into his reasoning as to why he considers the information he provides to be correct. This is very importa ...more
Guida Allès
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: filosofia
Un llibre escrit amb amor i passió per un autor que té un coneixement profund de la filosofia antiga. Enganxa i aprens. Qualsevol cosa menys un manual.
So Hakim
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
A seriously dense, yet rewarding, book about early days of Greek philosophy. This is the first of total 6-volume "A History of Greek Philosophy" by the author.

This is NOT popular reading. Plenty of scholarly ponderance, weighing the source, etc. Guthrie was full-blown classicist of the 20th century, and it shows.

If you are first-timer in Presocratic Philosophy, there are more suitable books. Among the newer ones is John Barnes' The Presocratic Philosophers; if you're looking for freebie, then J
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Tamsyn
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good book. So far I'm a Heraclitus fan, with all his contradictions - "in drawing apart, it draws together" and "Immortal mortals and mortal immortals: living the death of these, and dying the life of those."

Pythagoras and his beans gave me hours of amusement and several interesting conversations with workmates and friends.
Matthew
May 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just not what I was looking for. I was hoping to read about the beliefs of the philosophers but too much time is spent on analyzing sources and lecturing on the history of philosophers and their schools, had to quit half way through
Spencer Clevenger
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent recap.
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William Keith Chambers Guthrie was a Scottish classical scholar, best known for his History of Greek Philosophy, published in six volumes between 1962 and his death.
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