April 22, 2018

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By Carl A. Huffman

ISBN-10: 1107014395

ISBN-13: 9781107014398

ISBN-10: 1316648478

ISBN-13: 9781316648476

this can be a complete, authoritative and cutting edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters overlaying a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, prime students build a few diversified pictures of Pythagoras and his group, assessing present scholarship and supplying new solutions to important difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the total breadth of Pythagorean inspiration is explored together with politics, faith, tune thought, technology, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters think about Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the old culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras by means 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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