Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans. A Brief History [Book Review]

Theodor Ebert
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kahn tries to do justice to the contribution Pythagoras and his followers might have had for Greek science. Thus he downplays the religious figure so prominent with Burkert's groundbreaking study "Lore and Science". He sees the transformation Pythagorean ideas may have undergone in Plato's Academy as pivotal for the developments of Pythagoreanism in later antiquity as well as in Renaissance speculation, e. g. Kepler. The book offers a good overview for the history of Pythagoreanism from its founder to modern times.
Keywords Pythagoras, Pythagoreans, Platonic Academy  Burkert,
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