Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Catherine Osborne - PDF and EPUB eBook
Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the Presocratics. Part of the...
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Details of Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
- Exact title of the book
- Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
- Book series
- Very Short Introductions
- Book author
- Catherine Osborne
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 144 pages
- September 16th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
- File size (in PDF)
- 576 kB
Some brief overview of book
Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the Presocratics. Part of the fascination stems from the fact that little of what they wrote survives. Here Osborne invites her readers to dip their toes into the fragmentary remains of thinkers from Thales to Pythagoras, Heraclitus to Protagoras, and to try to reconstruct the moves that they were making, to support stories that Western philosophers and historians of philosophy like to tell about their past.
This book covers the invention of western philosophy: introducing to us the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.