Ancilla to the pre-Socratic philosophers: a complete translation of the fragments in Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker
This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.
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(Epicheirema showing that if Things are Many, they must be (a) finite, (b) infinite
in number). If Things are Many, they must be as many as they are and neither
more nor less than this. But if they are as many as they are, they must be finite (in
But since it has neither begun nor ended, it always was and always will be and
has no beginning nor end. For it is impossible for anything to Be, unless it Is
completely. 3. But as it Is always, so also its size must always be infinite. 4.
(Opening sentences from his book 'On Natural Science'): All Things1 were
together, infinite in number and in smallness. For the Small also was infinite. And
since all were together, nothing was distinguishable because of its smallness.
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A definitely must read for any Philosophy student or anyone interested in knowing the origins of Western thought. Here you find all the known fragments of the early Greek Philosophers without ... Read full review