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Author Graham, Daniel W.

Title Explaining the Cosmos [electronic resource] : the Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (359 pages)
Contents 00GRAHAM_Frontmatter; 01GRAHAM_CH01_1; 02GRAHAM_CH02_28; 03GRAHAM_CH03_45; 04GRAHAM_CH04_85; 05GRAHAM_CH05_113; 06GRAHAM_CH06_148; 07GRAHAM_CH07_186; 08GRAHAM_CH08_224; 09GRAHAM_CH09_250; 10GRAHAM_CH10_277; 11GRAHAM_CH11_294; 12GRAHAM_Bibliography_309; 13GRAHAM_Index1_327; 14GRAHAM_Index2_337.
Summary Explaining the Cosmos is a major reinterpretation of Greek scientific thought before Socrates. Focusing on the scientific tradition of philosophy, Daniel Graham argues that Presocratic philosophy is not a mere patchwork of different schools and styles of thought. Rather, there is a discernible and unified Ionian tradition that dominates Presocratic debates. Graham rejects the common interpretation of the early Ionians as "material monists" and also the view of the later Ionians as desperately trying to save scientific philosophy from Parmenides' criticisms. In Graham's view, Parmenide.
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Subject Science -- Greece -- History.
Science, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780691125404
ISBN 9781400827459 electronic bk.
1400827450 electronic bk.