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Adj.1.presocratic - before the time of Socrates
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GIVEN THE WEALTH of cosmological and metaphysical insights emanating from classical Hellenic philosophy, notably with the PreSocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Neoplatonists, it was inevitable (and, one might add, providential) that the early Christian theologians (known generically in the Orthodox and Catholic traditions as the Church Fathers), working to a large extent within the intellectual ambit of Hellenism, would employ aspects of that philosophical legacy in their exposition of Christian doctrine.
Articles cover ancient philosophy in relation to the analytic tradition, and figures from the Presocratics to the Hellenists, to the late Aristotelian and Platonic commentators and Neoplatonists.
Presocratics and Plato; festschrift at Delphi in honor of Charles Kahn; proceedings.
After tracing the GR to the Presocratics, Confucius, Mozi, Aristotle, and Seneca, he fast-forwards to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly Kant's categorical imperative.
Later, students found The PreSocratics Reader intellectually challenging, so the instructor divided the students into smaller groups, presumably a tactic that facilitated engagement with the text in a way the larger group did not.
So an examination of the scientific methods of testing of intelligence necessarily takes us back to the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
However, Platonism is not aware of the role reflection plays in the constitution of this ontological difference characteristic of classical metaphysics from the time of the Presocratics onwards.
Warren's Presocratics is clearly intended for a readership consisting of undergraduate students and similarly prepared debutants in this field of study.
Review of Rethinking Early Greek Philosophy: Hippolytus of Rome and the Presocratics, by Catherine Osborne (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987).
From pre-philosophical Greek thought, duality entered the speculative discourse of the presocratics.
Without seeking a metaphysically predetermined and omniscient governing Idea, the Presocratics always saw the importance of holism: e pluribus unum.