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The Founders of Western Thought - The Presocratics - A diachronic parallelism between Presocratic Thought and Philosophy and the Natural Sciences (Paperback, 2009 ed.) Loot Price: R2,716
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The Founders of Western Thought - The Presocratics - A diachronic parallelism between Presocratic Thought and Philosophy and the Natural Sciences (Paperback, 2009 ed.)

Constantine J. Vamvacas

Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 257

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There can be little doubt that the Greek tradition of philosophical criticism had its main source in Ionia. . . It thus leads the tradition which created the rational or scienti?c attitude, and with it our Western civilization, the only civilization, which is based upon science (though, of course, not upon science alone). Karl Popper, Back to the Presocratics Harvard University physicist and historian of Science, Gerald Holton, coined the term "Ionian Enchantment", an expression that links the idea back in the 6th c- tury B. C. to the ancient Ionians along the eastern Aegean coast, while capturing its fascination. Approximately within a seventy- ve year period (600-525 B. C. ) -a split second in the history of humanity- the three Milesian thinkers, Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, without plain evidence, but with an unequalled power of critical abstraction and intuition, had achieved a true intellectual re- lution; they founded and bequeathed to future generations a new, unprecedented way of theorizing the world; it could be summarized in four statements: beneath the apparent disorder and multiplicity of the cosmos, there exists order, unity and stability; unity derives from the fundamental primary substratum from which the cosmos originated; this, and, consequently, the cosmic reality, is one, and is based not on supernatural, but on physical causes; they are such that man can - vestigate them rationally. These four statements are neither self-evident nor se- explanatory.

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Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 257
Release date: October 2014
First published: 2009
Authors: Constantine J. Vamvacas
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 293
Edition: 2009 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-9400789357
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
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LSN: 9400789351
Barcode: 9789400789357

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