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Table Of Contents

1. Miletus and Lydia
2. Origin
3. The Eclipse Foretold by Thales
4 (585/4 B.C.). This does not exactly tally; for May 585 belongs to the year
5. Thales in Egypt
6. Thales and Geometry
7. Thales as a Politician
8. Uncertain Character of the Tradition
9. The Cosmology of Thales
10. Water
11. Theology
12. The Life of Anaximander
13. Theophrastus on Anaximander’s Theory of the Primary Substance
14. The Primary Substance is Not One of the Elements
15. Aristotle’s Account of the Theory
16. The Primary Substance is Infinite
17. The Innumerable Worlds
18. “Eternal Motion” and the Dinê
19. Origin of the Heavenly Bodies
20. Earth and Sea
21. The Heavenly Bodies
22. Animals
23. The Life of Anaximenes
24. His Book
25. Theory of the Primary Substances
26. Rarefaction and Condensation
27. Air
28. The World Breathes
29. The Parts of the World
30. Innumerable Worlds
31. Influence of Anaximenes
32. Ionia and the West
33. The Delian Religion
34. Orphicism
35. Philosophy as a Way of Life
36. Relation of Religion and Philosophy
37. Character of the Tradition
43. Abstinence
44. Akousmata
45. Pythagoras as a Man of Science
46. Arithmetic
47. The Figures
48. Triangular, Square and Oblong Numbers
49. Geometry and Harmonics
50. Incommensurability
51. Proportion and Harmony
52. Things Are Numbers
53. Cosmology
54. The Heavenly Bodies
55. Life of Xenophanes
56. Poems
57. The Fragments
58. The Heavenly Bodies
59. Earth and Water
60. Finite or Infinite
61. God and the World
62. Monotheism or Polytheism
63. Life of Heraclitus
64. His Book
65. The Fragments
71. The Upward and Downward Path
72. Measure for Measure
73. Man
74. Sleeping and Waking
75. Life and Death
76. The Day and the Year
77. The Great Year
78. Did Heraclitus Teach a General Conflagration?
79. Strife and “Harmony”
80. Correlation of Opposites
81. The Wise
82. Theology
83. Ethics of Heraclitus
84. Life of Parmenides
85. The Poem
86. “It Is”
87. The Method of Parmenides
88. The Results
89. Parmenides, the Father of Materialism
90. The Beliefs of “Mortals”
91. The Dualist Cosmology
92. The Heavenly Bodies
93. The Stephanae
94. The Goddess
95. Physiology
96. Alcmaeon of Croton
97. Pluralism
98. Date of Empedocles
99. Empedocles as a Politician
100. Empedocles as a Religious Teacher
101. Rhetoric and Medicine
102. Relation to Predecessors
103. Death
104. Writings
105. The Remains
106. Empedocles and Parmenides
107. The “Four Roots”
108. Strife and Love
109. Mixture and Separation
113. The Sun, Moon, Stars, and Earth
114. Organic Combinations
115. Plants
116. Evolution of Animals
117. Physiology
118. Perception
119. Theology and Religion
120. Date
121. Early Life
122. Relation to the Ionic School
123. Anaxagoras at Athens
124. The Trial
125. Writings
126. The Fragments
127. Anaxagoras and His Predecessors
128. “Everything in Everything”
129. The Portions
130. Seeds
131. “All Things Together”
132. Nous
133. Formation of the Worlds
134. Innumerable Worlds
135. Cosmology
136. Biology
137. Perception
138. The Pythagorean School
139. Philolaus
140. Plato and the Pythagoreans
141. The “Fragments of Philolaus”
142. The Problem
143. Aristotle on the Numbers
144. The Elements of Numbers
145. The Numbers Spatial
146. The Numbers as Magnitudes
147. The Numbers and the Elements
148. The Dodecahedron
149. The Soul a “Harmony”
150. The Central Fire
151. The Antichthon
152. The Harmony of the Spheres
153. Things Likenesses of Numbers
154. Relation to Predecessors
155. Life of Zeno
156. Writings
157. Dialectic
158. Zeno and Pythagoreanism
159. What Is the Unit?
160. The Fragments
161. The Unit
162. Space
163. Motion
164. Life of Melissus
165. The Fragments
169. Opposition to Pythagoreans
170. Opposition to Anaxagoras
171. Leucippus and Democritus
172. Theophrastus on the Atomic Theory
173. Leucippus and the Eleatics
174. Atoms
175. The Void
176. Cosmology
177. Relation to Ionic Cosmology
178. The Eternal Motion
179. The Weight of the Atoms
180. The Vortex
181. The Earth and the Heavenly Bodies
182. Perception
183. Importance of Leucippus
184. The “Bankruptcy of Science”
185. Moisture
186. Date of Diogenes of Apollonia
187. Writings
188. The Fragments
189. Cosmology
190. Animals and Plants
191. Anaxagoreans
192. Cosmology
193. Conclusion...250
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John Burnet [=] Essays on Ancient Greek Philosophy

John Burnet [=] Essays on Ancient Greek Philosophy

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