Early Greek Philosophy (Illustrated Edition) by John Burnet

Early Greek Philosophy (Illustrated Edition)

byJohn Burnet

Kobo ebook | February 27, 2012

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John Burnet (1863-1928) was a Scottish classicist who made lasting contributions to the field of philosophical studies, primarily in Ancient Greek philosophy. In particular, it was Burnet who originally theorized that Platos Socratic dialogues, which cast Socrates as the central character, were reflections of Socrates views instead of Platos own. There is still debate over whether Plato has Socrates trumpet Platos views instead of his own, but Burnet believed that Platos late dialogues, few of which used Socrates, actually reflected his own philosophical viewpoints. Burnet also maintained that Socrates was closely connected to the early Greek philosophical tradition, now generally known as Pre-Socratic philosophy; Burnet believed that Socrates had been in his youth the disciple of Archelaus, a member of the Anaxagorean tradition. This becomes clear in Burnets Early Greek Philosophy, still one of the defining works about pre-Socratic philosophy. This edition of Early Greek Philosophy includes over a dozen pictures of the famous Greek philosophers.
Title:Early Greek Philosophy (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 27, 2012Publisher:Charles River EditorsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1475300778

ISBN - 13:9781475300772

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flawed Edition - Interesting Work Mechanically flawed: slow to load, Greek letters missing from Greek words. A shame as the content is interesting. Best to seek another edition.
Date published: 2014-06-15