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 (prē′sō-krăt′ĭk, -sə-)
Of or relating to the Greek philosophers or philosophical systems of thought before Socrates.
A pre-Socratic philosopher.


(ˌpri səˈkræt ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the philosophers or philosophical systems of the period before the Socratic period.
2. any philosopher of this period.
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Noun1.pre-Socratic - any philosopher who lived before Socrates
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
Adj.1.pre-Socratic - before the time of Socrates
References in classic literature ?
He has not yet experienced the influence of the Sophists like Glaucon and Adeimantus, nor is he sensible of the necessity of refuting them; he belongs to the pre-Socratic or pre-dialectical age.
As the world's most influential thinkers and historians have pointed out, the foundation of a new paradigm and a new democratic culture can arise only through one system of thought, the one that originated in Pre-Socratic intellect.
Like early Greek thinkers, Dorn unites science with the metaphysical, substituting the semi divine Gunslinger for the unnamed goddess who initiates the inquirer in the pre-Socratic dialogue.
He explores the ideas of the pre-Socratic and classical Greek philosophers and their intellectual milieu, but also later Roman stoics.
In this context, the author refers to the pre-Socratic philosophers, who thought with their bodies, by walking, by connecting with the physical reality that surrounded them.
of Ness Unless, of course, the business they're starting is actually a scuba diving school, Maximillian's big on pre-Socratic philosophers & operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd.
Already between the pre-Socratic Greek philosophers Parmenides and Heraclitus there was a debate about the ultimate form of reality.
His curatorial statement consisted of just four quotes: from The Communist Manifesto ("All that is solid melts into air"), the pre-Socratic philosopher Heracleitus ("The way upward and the way downward are the same"), T.
The myth of Janus likely was founded on the writings of the pre-Socratic philosophers.
It was expressed in a metaphor centuries ago by the Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
For Santayana, as the pre-Socratic philosophers had contended, the universe constitutes a single, continuous, and mechanical flux of matter.
9) Foucault in his book Use of Pleasure clearly illustrates how such shifts of emphasis from an aesthetic to an epistemic regime took place by analysising the pre-Socratic erotic art.