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Before and After Socratesby Francis Macdonald Cornford
Synopses & Reviews
In this book, F.M. Cornford explains why the life and work of Socrates stand out as marking a turning-point in the history of thought. He shows how Socrates revolutionized the concept of philosophy, converting it from the study of Nature to the study of the human soul, the meaning of right and wrong, and the ends for which we ought to live. This is, in fact, the story of the whole creative period of Greek philosophy - the Ionian nature of science before Socrates, Socrates himself, and his chief followers, Plato and his pupil Aristotle. It tells of the different contributions each made, and shows how within three centuries the Greek tradition grew to maturity and the fullness of intellectual power.
Studies the major teachings and influences of early Ionian science, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
This book explains why the life and work of Socrates revolutionized the history of thought.
"...a brilliant commentary on the Greek mind and its attitude to life." TLS
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Ionian science before Socrates; 2. Socrates; 3. Plato; 4. Aristotle; Index.
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