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Pre-Socratics
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I. Historiography of Philosophy

The Pre-Socratics include all Greek thinkers prior to c. 400 bce who contributed something to what was later called philosophy, above all Thales, Anaximan­der, Anaximenes, Pythagoras and his school, Xenophanes of Colophon, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zenon, Melissus, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the atomists (Atomism: I) and other natural philosophers (Natural philosophy), and the Sophistic school. The term first …

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Hülser, Karlheinz and Cancik, Hubert, “Pre-Socratics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025389>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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