History of Ancient Philosophy I, A: From the Origins to Socrates
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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The Forms of the Intellectual Life of the Greeks that Prepared
The Nature and Problems of Ancient Philosophy
The Periods of Ancient Philosophy
The Theogonic and Cosmogonic Myths
The Conclusions of Sophistry
Prodicus of Keos
Hippias and Antiphon
Ill Socratic Theology and Its Signiﬁcance
The Aporias and Structural Limitations of Socraticism
Zeno of Elea
Melissus of Samos
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
Ill The Atomists
The Eclectic Physicists
Some Terminological and Conceptual Distinctions That
The Circle of the Socratics and the Socratic Schools
Aristippus and the Cyrenaic School
Euclid and the Megaric School
Phaedo and the School at Elis
The extant Oprhic literature and its value
Initiations and Orphic puriﬁcations
DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
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