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The Philosophers of Greece
The Philosophers of Greece
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Robert S. Brumbaugh - Author
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Hardcover - 274 pages
Release Date: June 1981
ISBN10: 0-87395-550-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-550-8

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Paperback - 274 pages
Release Date: June 1981
ISBN10: 0-87395-551-X
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-551-5

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Summary

This is the story of philosophy in ancient and classical Greece. Robert Brumbaugh brings out the intrinsic and current importance in the development of Western philosophy from Thales to Aristotle. He emphasizes the insights and ideas that have proven crucial to later Western thought and reveals the success of the classical thinkers in forming systematic philosophic syntheses.

This book is a useful introduction to philosophy. The ancient Greek discoveries led to the major systems used by the West today.

Robert S. Brumbaugh is Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. A former president of the Metaphysical Society of America, he is the author of many books and articles on classical philosophy.


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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

IONIA AND ITALY

I. THALES
Inventor of Physics and Philosophy

II. ANAXIMANDER
The Idea of Neutral Matter

III. ANAXIMENES
Change Without Personality

IV. PYTHAGORAS AND HIS SCHOOL
The Music of the Spheres

V. HERACLITUS
Time Versus Eternity

VI. PARMENIDES
Logic and Mysticism

VII. ZENO OF ELEA
The Paradox of Motion

VIII. EMPEDOCLES
Too Much Imagination

IX. DEMOCRITUS AND THE ATOMIC THEORY
Materialism

ATHENS: THE SCHOOL OF GREECE

X. ANAXAGORAS
Mind Orders All Things

XI. ARCHELAUS
The First Athenian Scientist

XII. THE SOPHISTS
How to Succeed in Athens

XIII. SOCRATES
The Search for the Self

XIV. PLATO
Order, Fact, and Value

XV. ARISTOTLE
The Organization of All Reality

CONCLUSION

NOTES

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX



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