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The Presocratic Philosophers by Jonathan Barnes. The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition nonathan their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought.
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Be the first to ask a question about The Presocratic Philosophers. Lists with This Book. May 28, Justin rated it liked it. A lucid explication of the various Presocratics Anaximander, Heraclitus, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Pythagoras, Zeno, etc and their importance in hewing the path that Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle would follow, expand, and improve upon.
I have one quibble, though, and it occurs at the beginning of the book with this quote: The laws of thought were first observed in ancient Greece Ancient India was aware of logic and its study well before Aristotleand at the very latest, contemporaneously with the Presocratics.
Sep 04, L S rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m reading this in part for the ancient philosophy exam our department administers as a qualifier. In particular, I appreciate how Barnes engages the “pre-socratics” as more than just an antiquarian with a taste for outre minutiae. His focus is primarily on the arguments one can squeeze from even the weirder claims of the presocratics e.
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It’s doing a great job of encouraging me to read the presocratics I’m reading this in part for the ancient philosophy exam our department administers as a qualifier.
It’s doing a great job of encouraging me to read the presocratics as thinkers and not just gibbering mystics. Very rigorous, the style is engaging, plunges very deep into philosophical issues when it’s barnse. Ends on a rather tough topic, Zeno’s paradoxes, and his account is great. Demonstrates that there was definitely a vibrant tradition preceding Plato and I look forward to the second volume and its treatment of the atomists and sophists.
It shows the growth of the mind of man. Before the Greeks, presocratcios was little effort shown to contemplate the universe in a non-mythological manner. Reading this jonthan was very entertaining. Jonathan Barnes is a prfsocraticos teacher of Philosophy and a gifted writer who enables anyone with a modicum of intelligence to understand these gifted men.
May 06, chaos rated it it was ok. Barnes thinks analytic philosophy was invented five centuries before Christianity. Be ready to sigh.
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