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    Presocratic Theology.T. M. Robinson - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    If in the context of early and classical Greek thought, the term “theology” is taken to mean “of God/gods/the gods and his/their putative relationship, causal and directive, to the world and its operations, and to ourselves within that world,” or something of that order, the first ascription of such a notion to a Presocratic philosopher is to be found in Aristotle's comment that “Thales thought that all things are full of gods”. The Presocratic period ends with no neat (...)
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    Ralph Cudworth's The True Intellectual System of the Universe and the Presocratic Philosophers.Catherine Osborne - 2011 - In Oliver Primavesi & Katharina Luchner (eds.), The Presocratics from the Latin Middle Ages to Hermann Diels. Steiner Verlag.
    Ralph Cudworth (1617-88) was one of the Cambridge Platonists. His major work, The True Intellectual System of the Universe, was completed in 1671, a year after Spinoza published (anonymously) the Tractatus Logico-philosophicus. It was published a few years later, in 1678. Cudworth offers a spirited attack against the materialism and mechanism of Thomas Hobbes. His work is couched as a search for truth among the ancient philosophers, and this paper examines his use of the Presocratics as a tool for discussing (...)
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    The Humanizing of Knowledge in Presocratic Thought.J. H. Lesher - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This article explores Presocratic epistemology, arguing that divine revelation is replaced as a warrant for knowledge with naturalistic accounts of how and what we humans can know; thus replacing earlier Greek pessimism about knowledge with a more optimistic outlook that allows for human discovery of the truth. A review of the relevant fragments and testimonia shows that Xenophanes, Alcmaeon, Heraclitus, and Parmenides—even Pythagoras and Empedocles—all moved some distance away from the older “god-oriented” view of knowledge toward a more secular (...)
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    Reason, Cause, and Explanation in Presocratic Philosophy.R. J. Hankinson - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    In the Archaic Geek world of epic poetry, the causes of things are shrouded in divine mystery; the gods intervene in human affairs, and bring about events, in a cruel and capricious fashion, according to their whims; Apollo visits the devastating plague of Iliad 1 on the Greek host to avenge Agamemnon's ill-treatment of one of his priests; Poseidon shakes the earth and angers the sea, bringing to destruction those who have incurred his ire, as does Zeus himself with his (...)
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    Presocratic Cosmologies.M. R. Wright - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This article explores early Greeks' cosmological speculation, showing how they explored the possibility of a “theory of everything” and human understanding of the cosmos. In the exposition of competitive cosmologies, there are three questions still unresolved: the form of most of the matter in the universe is not known; the process of beginning of the universe is not known; and whether the universe is finite or infinite is also not known. Presocratic solutions to these problems, still perplexing to the (...)
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    The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment.Karl Sir Popper - 2012 - Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Scott Austin 'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also try to show the greatness of the early Greek philosophers, who gave Europe its philosophy, its science, and its humanism.' - Karl Popper, from the preface The World of Parmenides (...)
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  7. The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought.Patricia Curd - 2004 - Parmenides Publishing.
    Parmenides of Elea was the most important and influential philosopher before Plato. He rejected as impossible the scientific inquiry practiced by the earlier Presocratic philosophers and held that generation, destruction, and change are unreal and that only one thing exists. In this book, Patricia Curd argues that Parmenides sought to reform rather than to reject scientific inquiry, and she offers a more coherent account of his influence on later philosophers._ _The Legacy of Parmenides_ examines Parmenides' arguments, considering his connection (...)
     
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  8. Plotinus and the Presocratics: A Philosophical Study of Presocratic Influences in Plotinus' Enneads.Giannis Stamatellos - 2007 - State University of New York Press.
    The first book-length philosophical study on the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads.
     
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    Prehistory of Presocratic Philosophy in an Orientalizing Context.Walter Burkert - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy up to now is bound to a chain of tradition that starts with Greek texts about 2,400 years ago: the works of Plato and Aristotle have been studied continuously since then; they were transmitted to Persians and Arabs and back to Europe and are still found in every philosophical library. Plato, in turn, was not an absolute beginning; he read and criticized Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Protagoras, and other sophists; Aristotle read and criticized Plato and everything else he could (...)
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    Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy. [REVIEW]Matthew R. Cosgrove - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (1):131-132.
    John Palmer, author of Plato’s Reception of Parmenides (Oxford, 1999), here essays a radically new interpretation of Parmenides and his relation to Presocratic predecessors and successors, challenging received Anglo-American views (Heidegger and his epigones are ignored) on numerous fronts. Palmer sees the prevailing narrative in the first two volumes of Guthrie’s History as modified by Owen, Barnes, and Kirk/Raven/Schofield, and means not to revise but to overturn it (although on his own account, especially of recent scholarship on the early (...)
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    Philolaus of Croton, Pythagorean and Presocratic: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays.Stephen Philip Menn - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2):290-292.
    29 o JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 34:2 APRIL t996 J. Burnet, Oxford, 19oz ) is excluded, as are influential works in foreign languages. Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies, vol. I is included 077); it was later translated into German . The converse does not hold: P. Friedl~inder's Platon 049-43) is included, but its English translation is not. F. Solmsen's Plato's Theology is not included, nor is his "Plato and the Unity of Science,"s although it was reprinted (...)
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    Collections Containing Articles on Presocratic Philosophy.Richard D. McKirahan - unknown
    This catalogue is divided into two parts. Part 1 presents basic bibliographical information on books and journal issues that consist exclusively or in large part in papers devoted to the Presocratics and the Sophists. Part 2 lists the papers on Presocratic and Sophistic topics found in the volumes, providing name of author, title, and page numbers, and in the case of reprinted papers, the year of original publication. In some cases Part 2 lists the complete contents of volumes, not (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy.Curd Patricia & W. Graham Daniel (eds.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    This handbook brings together leading international scholars to study the diverse figures, movements, and approaches that constitute Presocratic philosophy.
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  14. The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy.Patricia Curd & Daniel Graham (eds.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This handbook brings together leading international scholars to study the diverse figures, movements, and approaches that constitute Presocratic philosophy. More than a survey of scholarship, this study presents new interpretations and evaluations of the Presocratics' accomplishments, from Thales to the sophists and from theology to science.
     
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  15. Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 2: The Eleatics and Pluralists.David Furley & Reginald E. Allen (eds.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    The articles in this volume deal with the four major philosophical positions of the presocratic period: The arguments of Parmenides and Zeno against earlier or contemporary pluralist theories The three pluralist responses of Empedocles, Anaxagoras and the early Atomists.
     
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  16. Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Volume 1: The Beginnings of Philosophy.David Furley & Reginald E. Allen (eds.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    Collected in this volume are some of the most important articles published on the philosophy of the Greeks before Socrates. They cover: The nature of Presocratic thought The sources of our knowledge of the Presocratics The earliest philosophers up to Heraclitus.
     
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  17. Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays.Carl A. HUFFMAN (ed.) - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is the first comprehensive study for nearly 200 years of what remains of the writings of the Presocratic philosopher Philolaus of Croton. These fragments are crucial to our understanding of one of the most influential schools of ancient philosophy, the Pythagoreans; they also show close ties with the main lines of development of Presocratic thought, and represent a significant response to thinkers such as Parmenides and Anaxagoras. Professor Huffman presents the fragments and testimonia with accompanying translations and (...)
     
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  18. The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment.Jørgen Mejer & Arne Petersen (eds.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides. As Karl Popper himself states himself in his introduction, he was inspired to write about Presocratic philosophy for two reasons - firstly to illustrate the thesis that all history is the history of problem situations and secondly, to show the (...)
     
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  19. The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment.Jørgen Mejer & Arne Petersen (eds.) - 2001 - Routledge.
    This unique collection of essays not only explores the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in reading Parmenides. It includes writings on Greek science, philosophy and history, and demonstrates Popper's lifelong fascination and admiration of the Presocratic philosophers, in particular Parmenides, Xenophanes and Heraclitus.
     
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  20. The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment.Jørgen Mejer & Arne Petersen (eds.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    This unique collection of essays, published together for the first time, not only elucidates the complexity of ancient Greek thought, but also reveals Karl Popper's engagement with Presocratic philosophy and the enlightenment he experienced in his reading of Parmenides. As Karl Popper himself states himself in his introduction, he was inspired to write about Presocratic philosophy for two reasons - firstly to illustrate the thesis that all history is the history of problem situations and secondly, to show the (...)
     
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    Heraclitus and Derrida: Presocratic Deconstruction.Erin O'Connell - 2005 - P. Lang.
    Famous for their enigmatic ambiguity, the fragmentary texts of the Presocratic philosopher Heraclitus have puzzled and fascinated readers for over two millennia ...
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    Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy.John Palmer - 2009 - Oxford University Press UK.
    John Palmer develops and defends a modal interpretation of Parmenides, according to which he was the first philosopher to distinguish in a rigorous manner the fundamental modalities of necessary being, necessary non-being or impossibility, and non-necessary or contingent being. This book accordingly reconsiders his place in the historical development of Presocratic philosophy in light of this new interpretation. Careful treatment of Parmenides' specification of the ways of inquiry that define his metaphysical and epistemological outlook paves the way for detailed (...)
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  23. Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interpretive Essays. Philolaus - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is the first comprehensive study for nearly 200 years of what remains of the writings of the Presocratic philosopher Philolaus of Croton. These fragments are crucial to our understanding of one of the most influential schools of ancient philosophy, the Pythagoreans; they also show close ties with the main lines of development of Presocratic thought, and represent a significant response to thinkers such as Parmenides and Anaxagoras. Professor Huffman presents the fragments and testimonia with accompanying translations and (...)
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  24. The World of Parmenides: Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment.Karl Sir Popper - 2016 - Routledge.
    With a new foreword by_ Scott Austin_ _'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays also try to show the greatness of the early Greek philosophers, who gave Europe its philosophy, its science, and its humanism.'_ _- Karl Popper, from the preface _ _The World of (...)
     
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  25. The Sources of Presocratic Philosophy.David T. Runia - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  26. Plotinus and the Presocratics: A Philosophical Study of Presocratic Influences in Plotinus' Enneads.Giannis Stamatellos - 2008 - State University of New York Press.
    _The first book-length philosophical study on the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads._.
     
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    The Presocratic Philosophers.Jonathan Barnes - 1979 - Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
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    The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts.G. S. Kirk, J. Raven & Malcom Schofield - 1957 - Cambridge University Press.
    Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred texts, in Greek and a close English translation which in this edition is given more prominence. These provide the basis for (...)
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    The Presocratic Philosophers.G. S. Kirk - 1957 - Cambridge University Press.
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    Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy. By John Palmer.John Sisko - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):407-415.
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  31. The Presocratic Philosophers.Jonathan Barnes - 1979 - Routledge.
    The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments, and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought.
     
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    Presocratic Philosophy.Patricia Curd - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Presocratic Philosophy. [REVIEW] Long - 2008 - Phronesis 53 (3):290-302.
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    The Characteristics and Effects of Presocratic Philosophy.Harold Cherniss - 1951 - Journal of the History of Ideas 12 (1/4):319.
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    Studies in Presocratic Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. R. J. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (4):745-746.
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    A History of Greek Philosophy. Vol. II: The Presocratic Tradition From Parmenides to Democritus.Michael C. Stokes & W. K. C. Guthrie - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 17 (67):164.
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    Aristotle's Criticism of Presocratic Philosophy.R. S. & Harold Cherniss - 1935 - Journal of Philosophy 32 (22):610.
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    The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts. [REVIEW]Charles H. Kahn - 1959 - Journal of Philosophy 56 (11):508-510.
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    Hegel's Logic of Being and the Polarities of Presocratic Thought.Paul Redding - 1991 - The Monist 74 (3):438-456.
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    Presocratic Philosophy.Richard McKirahan - forthcoming - Ancient Philosophy.
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    Matter and Infinity in the Presocratic Schools and Plato. [REVIEW]J. R. J. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (2):388-389.
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    The Presocratic Philosophers Jonathan Barnes: The Presocratic Philosophers. Vol. L.Thalesto Zeno; Vol. 2, Empedocles to Democritus. ('The Arguments of the Philosophers' Series.) Pp. Xiv + 378; X + 353. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. £10 Each Vol.; Two-Vol. Set £18. [REVIEW]M. R. Wright - 1980 - The Classical Review 30 (01):43-45.
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    Innumerable Worlds in Presocratic Philosophy.F. M. Cornford - 1934 - Classical Quarterly 28 (01):1-.
    Zeller argued that the ‘innumerable worlds’ mentioned in accounts of Anaximander's system must be an endless succession of single worlds, not an unlimited number of coexistent worlds scattered through infinite space, some always coming into being while others are passing away. Zeller pointed out that a succession of single worlds is grounded in the principles of the system. ‘Things perish into that from which they had their birth… according to the order of Time,’ a cycle of birth, existence, and destruction. (...)
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    Elements and After: A Study in Presocratic Physics of the Second Half of the Fifth Century.James Longrigg - 1985 - Apeiron 19 (2):93 - 115.
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    A New Empedocles? Implications of the Strasburg Fragments for Presocratic Philosophy.Patricia Curd - 2002 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 17 (1):27-59.
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    Aristotelian Teleology, Presocratic Hylozoism, and 20th Century Interpretations.Edward Engelmann - 1990 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 64 (3):297-312.
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    Aristotle's Criticism of Presocratic Philosophy.Harold F. Cherniss - 1935 - New York: Octagon Books.
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    Presocratic Discourse in Poetry and Prose: The Case of Empedocles and Anaxagoras.Jochen Althoff - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (2):293-299.
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    Studies in Presocratic Philosophy. Vol. 1 : The Beginnings of Philosophy. [REVIEW]John Mansley Robinson - 1971 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (4):500-508.
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    The Presocratic Philosophers. Volume 1: Thales to Zeno. Volume 2: Empedocles to Democritus.Jonathan Barnes - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (5):279-287.
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