pre-Socratic


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any philosopher who lived before Socrates

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before the time of Socrates

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While it is unascertainable whether Shakespeare had access to Pre-Socratic or Epicurean thought as mediated through Lucretius, he certainly had read Lucretian thought as mediated through Montaigne.
Beyond his modern precursors, Dorn was beholden especially to the philosophical poetry of pre-Socratic Greece and to the witty and satirical pronouncements of eighteenth-century Britain.
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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.
It is more the case that in Hellenistic philosophy we see the resurfacing of pre-Socratic ideas, ideas that probably always co-existed with Platonic and Aristotelian outlooks.
What topos do the pre-Socratic philosopher, the transcendentalist, the Christian and Buddhist prophets share?
The philosopher in me has even started doubting the thinking of Heraclitus, who is believed to have invented the art and science of doubting, in the form of pre-Socratic Scepticism.
Most importantly, The Birth of Tragedy uses the pre-Socratic philosophers as its temporal basis for the supposed break in Greek thought, yet it does little more than mention them in passing.
For those of us who missed Ancient Greek Philosophy 101 (myself included), Anaximander (610 BC--546 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus, Ionia.
The phrase "nothing endures but change" is credited to Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher known for his doctrine of change being central to the universe.
From the stylings of pre-Socratic thinkers to the work of Plato and Aristotle, to an overview of more modern philosophers such as Descartes, Nietzsche, Kant, and Hegel, A Beginner's Guide to Philosophy touches upon the quandaries that have hounded thinkers throughout history: the existence of God, the meaning of life, human nature, and the question of what true freedom is.