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A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 2: The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus

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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.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 13th 2003 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1965)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A History of Greek Philosophy 2: The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus, W.K.C. Guthrie
Matilde
So, what can I say about this history of greek philosophy?
Only that I confirm my formen opinion: Guthrie is without any doubt a great scholar when it comes to ancient philosophy.
Due to lack of (free) time I was forced to skipp several charapters, which is a shame, and hope to read as soon as possible together with other volumes of this work.
Beautifully written, detailed notes on crucial aspects of any texts and deep argumentation of each thinker, different interpretations of later philosophers
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Erik Graff
Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Greek philosophy fans
Recommended to Erik by: Reginald Allen
Shelves: philosophy
I read this for visiting professor Reginald Allen's course on Plato's Parmenides, taught at Loyola University Chicago during the first semester of 1981/82. For this class I wrote a paper on the fragments of Parmenides, concentrating on the Proem, which I tried to approach more from a religious than from a philosophical perspective, as something like a prayer.
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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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