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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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.
Big on pre-Socratic philosophers and constantly folding his clothes, as opposed to talking or making eye contact with anyone, he was the first to be booted off the series.
Further, Santayana sees modern positivism as merely confirming the insights of the pre-Socratic materialists.
As we can observe from Foucault's Use of Pleasure, ethics for the pre-Socratics was connected to aesthetic domains.
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.
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.
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.
They are arranged chronologically beginning with the pre-Socratic origins of natural philosophy and progressing to the late 20th century.
Its ubiquity marks a surprisingly metaphysical turn in American politics, as if Hegelians or the pre-Socratic Greek philosophers had taken charge of our political discussion.
Just a few sentences later he describes the Symposium as a turning point in Socrates by saying: "This is one of several passages in Plato where Socrates describes how he stopped being a pre-Socratic philosopher .
In such a world, the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, known as the riddler because of his mysterious epigrams, is no longer so confusing--to say that "war is the lord of all" makes sense here because violence exists not so much as a disruption but as the condition of primary conflict that may indeed be our point of origin.
In pre-Socratic thought there was a distinction between appearance and reality; Plato saw forms and world; Kant, fact and value; and, of course, Descartes, mind and matter.
In ancient Greece, the pre-Socratic Ionian philosophers tried out a variety of new ways of accounting for the universe and explaining nature without reference to gods--Xenophanes going so far as to say the gods had been created by humans in their own image.
Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, is attributed with saying that "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.