Cosmos and Logos : studies in Greek philosophy /

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Author / Creator:Rescher, Nicholas.
Imprint:Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (131 pages) : illustrations.
Series:Topics in ancient philosophy ; v. 1 = Themen der antiken Philosophie ; Bd. 1
Topics in ancient philosophy ; Bd. 1.
Subject:Cosmology, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Pre-Socratic philosophers.
SCIENCE -- Cosmology.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Cosmology, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Pre-Socratic philosophers.
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Electronic books.
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Varying Form of Title:Cosmos and cognition : studies in Greek philosophy
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Summary:The six studies comprising this volume deal with some fundamental issues in early Greek thought: cosmic evaluation in Anaximander, the theory of opposites from the Pre-Socratics to Plato and Aristotle, thought experimentation in Pre-Socratic thought, the origins of Greek Scepticism among the Sophisists, the prehistory of ""Buridan's Ass"" speculation, and the role of esthesis in Aristotle's theory of science. In each case the early discussion seeks to show how certain ideas bore unexpected fruit during the subsequent development of philosophical thought.
Other form:Print version: Rescher, Nicholas. Cosmos and Logos. Heusenstamm : Ontos Verlag, 2005 393720265X
Table of Contents:
  • Cosmic evolution in Anaximander
  • Contrastive opposition in early Greek philosophy
  • Though experimentation in preSocratic philosophy
  • Greek scepticism's debt to the sophist
  • Anaximander, Aristotle, and "Buridan's ass"
  • Aristotle on Ecthesis and apodeitic syllogisms.