A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics)

Patricia Curd Richard D. McKirahan


A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics)

A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics)

  • Title: A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics)
  • Author: Patricia Curd Richard D. McKirahan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Building on the virtues that made the first edition of A Presocratics Reader the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second edition offers even value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further readiBuilding on the virtues that made the first edition of A Presocratics Reader the most widely used sourcebook for the study of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second edition offers even value and a wider selection of fragments from these philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.With revised introductions, annotations, suggestions for further reading, and , the second edition draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or , a remarkably rich period in Presocratic studies.At the volume s core, as ever, are the fragments themselves but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations by Richard D McKirahan and Patricia Curd, among them those of the recently published Derveni Papyrus.


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Rescued this from a box of book's Hannah was donating, so read it as more context for The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, which I've restarted. Definitely enjoyed reading it in that context, though it truly is a collection of fragments and thus a highly, well, fragmented read. Still, great window into the ancients struggling with scientific as well as philosophical questions (which were of course one and the same thing), and in w [...]


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