Science before Socrates Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and the new astronomy by Daniel W. Graham

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  • Greek Astronomy,
  • Ancient Astronomy,
  • Science,
  • History

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and indexes.

Book details

StatementDaniel W. Graham
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LC ClassificationsQB21 .G73 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 287 pages
Number of Pages287
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Open LibraryOL27156573M
ISBN 100199959781
ISBN 109780199959785
LC Control Number2012033087
OCLC/WorldCa818464278

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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.

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