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In this lecture we introduce the Presocratics, discover why they deserve our attention, and investigate the difference between mythology and philosophy.

Further Resources

Good Places to Start One’s Study of the Presocratics
A History of Greek Philosophy Volume I (1979) – W.K.C Guthrie
A History of Greek Philosophy Volume II (1979) – W.K.C Guthrie
Retrieving the Ancients: An Introduction to Greek Philosophy (2004) – David Roochnik
Presocratics (2007) – James Warren
Greek Philosophers: From Thales to Aristotle (1960) – W.K.C Guthrie

Works on Individual Presocratics
The Art and Thought of Heraclitus (1981) – Charles Kahn
Heraclitus (1999) – Philip Wheelwright
Remembering Heraclitus (2000) – Richard Geldard
Parmenides and the Way of Truth (2007) – Richard Geldard
The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus (2010) – C.C.W. Taylor

Further Readings