‘Classical Philosophy: Collected Papers, Volume 1: Philosophy Before Socrates’ edited by Terence Irwin

Published by Garland Publishing in 1995.

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Table of Contents

SOURCES
Introduction to the Doxography by Charles H. Kahn
Hippolytus Retractatus by Ian Mueller
Ancient Forms of Philosophic Discourse by Harold Cherniss

GENERAL ISSUES
The Presocratic World-Picture by W. K. C. Guthrie
Sense and Common-Sense in the Development of Greek Philosophy by G. S. Kirk
Popper versus Kirk: A Controversy in the Interpretation of Greek Science by G. E. R. Lloyd
The Early History of the Concept of Soul by D. J. Furley
Philosophy and Medicine: Some Early Interactions by James Longrigg
The Greek Verb “To Be” and the Concept of Being by Charles H. Kahn

HERACLEITUS
Heracleitus and Stoicism by A. A. Long
ΨYΧΗ in Heracleitus by Martha C. Nussbaum
Epistemology and Meaning in Heraclitus by Edward Hussey

THE ELEATICS
Elements of Eleatic Ontology by Montgomery Furth
Xenophanes’ Scepticism by James H. Lesher
Eleatic Conventionalism and Philolaus on the Conditions of Thought by Martha Craven Nussbaum
Did Parmemides Discover Eternity? by Malcolm Schofield
A Note on Zeno’s Arrow by Jonathan Lear

ATOMISM
Pleasure, Knowledge and Sensation in Democritus by C. C. W. Taylor
οῦ μάλλον and the Antecedents of Ancient Scepticism by Philip DeLacy
Democritus and the Cynics by Zeph Stewart
Thucydidean History and Democritean Theory by Edward Hussey
On the Pre-history in Diodorus by Gregory Vlastos


Terence Irwin is a scholar and philosopher specializing in ancient Greek philosophy and the history of ethics (i.e. the history of Western moral philosophy in ancient, medieval, and modern times).

Since 2007, he has been the Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. From 1975 until 2007, he was at Cornell University, where he has been Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters (from 1995), Professor of Classics (from 1992), and Professor of Philosophy (from 1982). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University (1972-1975). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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