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A History of Pythagoreanism by Carl A. Huffman PDF

By Carl A. Huffman

ISBN-10: 1107014395

ISBN-13: 9781107014398

ISBN-10: 1316648478

ISBN-13: 9781316648476

this can be a accomplished, authoritative and leading edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, some of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters protecting a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, top students build a few various pictures of Pythagoras and his group, assessing present scholarship and providing new solutions to imperative difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the complete breadth of Pythagorean inspiration is explored together with politics, faith, tune thought, technological know-how, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters ponder Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the ancient culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras by way of Diogenes Laertius, Porphyry and Iamblichus also are mentioned intimately, as is the importance of Pythagoras for the center a while and Renaissance.

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