Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction to Greek thinkers of the 6th and 5th century BCE and a thematic exploration of the topics and enquiries opened by these first philosophers and scientists of the Western tradition.
- Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to the Presocratics
- Includes a previously unpublished translation of the main fragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar Rosemary Wright
- Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes of Miletus, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus
- Supplemented with helpful features including a timeline, map of the ancient world, glossary of terms, and index of proper names
Keywords: General & Introductory Classical Studies, Ancient, philosopher, Eleatics, Pluralists, Ionian, Western, Pythagorean