Introduction to Presocratics presents a succinct introduction to Greek thinkers of the 6th and 5th century BCE and a thematic exploration of the topics and enquiries opened by these first philosophers and scientists of the Western tradition.
Offers a concise, thematically organized introduction to the Presocratics
Includes a previously unpublished translation of the main fragments of the Presocratics by Classics scholar Rosemary Wright
Covers key figures including Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes of Miletus, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus
Supplemented with helpful features including a timeline, map of the ancient world, glossary of terms, and index of proper names