The Early Greek Philosophers

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Following my reflections on the fragments of the Early Greek Philosophers I have compiled an overarching video reflection to give an introduction to the interested reader. Please subscribe for future episodes.

Recommended reading:

Primary sources:

A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia (Hackett Classics). Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Secondary sources:

Barnes, Jonathan. THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS (The Arguments of the Philosophers) . Taylor and Francis.

Kirk, G. S.; Raven, J. E.; Schofield, M.. The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selcetion of Texts. Cambridge University Press.

Guthrie, W. K. C.. A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 1, 2 and 3. Cambridge University Press.

Graham, Daniel W.. Explaining the Cosmos: The Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy, Princeton University Press

Cordero, Nestor-Luis. By Being, It Is: The Thesis of Parmenides. Parmenides Publishing.

Intro and Outro music:

Reeder, Watchmaker’s Daughter – available on Free Music Archive or at


Fresco in the Library of El Escorial, Madrid, Zeno of Elea shows Youths the Doors to Truth and False, 1588 -1595


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