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The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Maria Michela Sassi


How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that emerged between them? This book, available in English for the first time, reconstructs the intellectual world of the early Greek “Presocratics” to provide a richer understanding of the roots of what used to be called “the Greek miracle.” The beginnings of the long process leading to philosophy were characterized by intellectual diversity and geographic polycentrism. In the sixth and fifth centuries BC, ... More

Keywords: philosophy, Greek miracle, Greek thinkers, knowledge, reason, mythology, intellectual diversity, geographic polycentrism, Presocratics, critical thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691180502
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Michela Sassi, author
Pisa University