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By Richard D. McKirahan, Patricia Curd

ISBN-10: 1603845984

ISBN-13: 9781603845984

Construction at the virtues that made the 1st version of A Presocratics Reader the main typical sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one variation deals much more worth and a much broader number of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for extra studying, and extra, the second one version attracts at the wealth of recent scholarship released on those interesting thinkers during the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

At the volume’s middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves—but now in completely revised and, every now and then, new translations through Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

On the 1st Edition:

“One of the virtues of A Presocratics Reader is that scholars looking to find out about Presocratic philosophy may be capable of move on to the first fabrics with no need to extract them from a surrounding observation. The introductory essays position the philosophers of their historic surroundings, and establish the most interpretive questions, yet enable the philosophers communicate for themselves. . . . A Presocratics Reader presents an outstanding approach into the examine of Presocratic philosophy.”—J. H. Lesher, collage of Maryland

Patricia Curd is Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University.Richard D. McKirahan is Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona collage.

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Thus the tendency in dealing with eschatological disappointment was not to explain away the delay, to reintroduce indefaiiteness, but rather to relocate the events that were decisive for salvation in the past and to emphasize 44 Part I (what was now only) an 'inner' possession of certainty deriving from that past. $ The eschatological future had not only become indefinite; it had also lost its connection with the blessings of salvation that had already been conveyed to redeemed mankind. Consequently the basic eschatological attitude of the Christian epoch could no longer be one of hope for the final events but was rather one of fear of judgment and the destruction of the world.

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