This book presents some of the most recent trends and developments in Presocratic scholarship. A wide range of topics are covered - from the metaphysical to the moral to the methodological - as well as a broad a range of authors: from recognized figures such as Heraclitus and Parmenides to Sophistic thinkers whose place has traditionally been marginalized, such as Gorgias and the author of the Dissoi Logoi. Several of the pieces are concerned with the later reception and influence of the Presocratics on ancient philosophy, an area of study important both for the light it sheds on our evidence for Presocratic thought and for understanding the philosophical power of their ideas. Drawing together contributions from distinguished authorities and internationally acclaimed scholars of ancient philosophy, this book offers new challenges to traditional interpretations in some areas of Presocratic philosophy and finds new support for traditional interpretations in other areas.
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Victor Caston, University of California - Davis USA and Daniel W. Graham, Brigham Young University, USA Stephen White, Michael Gagarin, Daniel W. Graham, Alexander Nehamas, R.J. Hankinson, Charles H. Kahn, Scott Austin, Herbert Granger, David Furley, Andre Laks, Patricia Curd, Jacques Brunschwig, Julia Annas, Sylvia Berryman, Paul Woodruff, Victor Caston, Owen Goldin, Carl Huffman, Jaap Mansfeld,, Paul Thom, Sarah Broadie, William Prior.
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