The First Philosophers of Greece

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Arthur Fairbanks
K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1898 - 300 страници
This book does a fantastic job of giving histories of the first philosophers of Greece. The reader is given insight into the achievements and life of each early philosopher, from Thales in the seventh century B.C. to Anaxagoras in the fifth century B.C.?

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