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Short description Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction to early Greek thought by following a thematic exposition of the topics and enquiries explored by the first philosophers of the Western tradition. Key areas of Presocratic philosophy are addressed, including principles, cosmos, being, soul, knowledge, and ethics. Also included an original translation of the main Presocratic fragments by world-renowned Professor Rosemary Wright and discussion of the legacy and reception of the Presocratics in later philosophical traditions.
From the contents Preface Chronology Map
1. Introduction 2. The Philosophers 3. Principles 4. Cosmos 5. Being 6. Soul 7. Knowledge 8. Ethics 9. Conclusion
Appendix A: Translation of the main fragments Appendix B: The Presocratic Sources Appendix C: The Presocratic Legacy
Glossary of Greek terms Glossary of philosophical terms