History of Ancient Philosophy I, A: From the Origins to Socrates

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SUNY Press, 1 ene. 1987 - 425 páginas
Beginning with the origins of Western philosophy, the profound creation of the Hellenic genius, Reale presents an appreciation of the Naturalists, the Sophists, Socrates, and the Minor Socratics.

Special attention is paid to the Eleatics because their problems decisively mark Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy.

Interpretation of the Sophists benefits from the recent reevaluation of their thought. Socrates himself would be inconceivable without the Sophists since he is one of them.

Socrates is given major prominence. Plato, Aristotle, and all of Hellenistic philosophy are deeply impregnated with his words and spirit.

The teachings of the Minor Socratics are interpreted as one-sided reductions of the pluralistic values of Socratic thought and as anticipations of some issues that explode later in the Hellenistic Age.

There are two appendices. The first concerns Orphism and contains a series of documents indispensable for the comprehension of some aspects of pre-Socratic and Platonic thought. The second explains the key to understanding the message of the Greeks the message of theorein .
 

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Índice

Introduction
3
The Forms of the Intellectual Life of the Greeks that Prepared
11
The Nature and Problems of Ancient Philosophy
17
The Periods of Ancient Philosophy
23
The Theogonic and Cosmogonic Myths
29
PYTHAGOREANISM
57
Faun1 Section
75
Parmenides
83
The Conclusions of Sophistry
169
Prodicus of Keos
173
Hippias and Antiphon
179
Third Part
191
Socratic Ethics
199
Ill Socratic Theology and Its Significance
225
Socratic Dialectic
239
The Aporias and Structural Limitations of Socraticism
253

Zeno of Elea
91
Melissus of Samos
97
Empedocles
103
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
111
Ill The Atomists
117
The Eclectic Physicists
127
Second Part
133
Some Terminological and Conceptual Distinctions That
139
Second Section
147
Protagoras
157
Ill Gorgias
165
The Circle of the Socratics and the Socratic Schools
259
Aristippus and the Cyrenaic School
271
Euclid and the Megaric School
281
Phaedo and the School at Elis
287
The extant Oprhic literature and its value
293
Initiations and Orphic purifications
304
DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
305
Abbreviations
327
Bibliography
383
Index of Greek Terms Cited
395
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Giovanni Reale is full Professor and holder of the Chair in History of Ancient Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. His The Systems of the Hellenistic Age: A History of Ancient Philosophy, Volume III and The Concept of First Philosophy and the Unity of the Metaphysics of Aristotle, both edited and translated by John R. Catan, are also published by SUNY Press.

John R. Catan is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He is the editor of Aristotle: The Collected Papers of Joseph Owens and Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God: The Collected Papers of Joseph Owens, both published by SUNY Press.

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