By Nicholas Rescher
Nicholas Rescher offers the 1st complete chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the present period. He introduces us to the foremost thinkers, texts, and ancient sessions of Western philosophy, recounting a number of the tales philosophers have used through the years to interact with problems with philosophical hindrance: questions of which means, fact, wisdom, worth, motion, and ethics.
Rescher’s anecdotes contact on quite a lot of themes—from good judgment to epistemology, ethics to metaphysics—and provide a lot perception into the breadth and intensity of philosophical inquiry. This booklet illustrates a number of the methods philosophers all through background have considered the problems of their box, and the way anecdotes can paintings to notify and inspire philosophical idea.
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Heath, T. L. Greek Mathematics. vol. 1, especially chap. 7, 271–83. Oxford: Clarendon, 1921. Kirk, G. , J. E. Raven, and M. Schofield. The Pre-Socratic Philosophers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Rescher, Nicholas. Paradoxes. Chicago: Open Court, 2001. Salmon, Wesley C. Zeno’s Paradoxes. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970. 26 8 THE ATOMISTS’ NATURE THE GREEK PHILOSOPHER LEUCIPPUS of Miletus (ca. 470– ca. 380 BC) and his younger contemporary Democritus of Abdera (ca. 460–ca.
The guardians must be trained to develop both the harder, soldier side of their nature and the softer, cultural side: We must choose out of the guardians men such as those whom we observe to be most careful for us all their lives long; who do with all their hearts whatever they think will be for the advantage of the city. . They must be watched from childhood up; we must 36 a journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes set them tests in which a man would be most likely to forget such a resolution or to be deceived, and we must choose the one who remembers well and is not easily deceived, and reject the rest.
FURTHER READING Burnet, John. Early Greek Philosophy. 4th ed. London: Macmillan, 1930. Hahn, Charles H. The Art and Thought of Heraclitus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. Hodge, David, and Hi-Jin Hodge. Impermanence. Lanham: Snow Lion, 2009. Kirk, G. , J. E. Raven, and M. Schofield. The Pre-Socratic Philosophers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. 2. G. S. Kirk, J. E. Raven, and M. Schofield, The Pre-Socratic Philosophers, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983), 195.
A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes by Nicholas Rescher