New PDF release: A Presocratics Reader (2nd Edition)

By Patricia Curd

ISBN-10: 1603843051

ISBN-13: 9781603843058

Construction at the virtues that made the 1st variation of A Presocratics Reader the main usual sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one variation bargains much more price and a much broader number of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for extra interpreting, and extra, the second one version attracts at the wealth of recent scholarship released on those attention-grabbing thinkers during the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

At the amount s middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves yet now in completely revised and, occasionally, new translations via Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

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So I din'd upon cod very heartily, and continued to eat with other people, returning only now and then occasionally to a vegetable diet. So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do. Keimer and I liv'd on a pretty good familiar footing, and agreed tolerably well, for he suspected nothing of my setting up. He re­ tained a great deal of his old enthusiasms and lov'd argumentation. We therefore had many disputations.

I presented him an inventory of a little print'g-house, amounting by my computation to about one hundred pounds sterling. He lik'd it, but ask'd me if my being on the spot in England to chuse the types, and see that every thing was good of the kind, might not be of some advantage. " I agreed that this might be advanta- HIS A U T O B I O G R A P H Y 35 geous. "Then," says he, "get yourself ready to go with Annis;" which was the annual ship, and the only one at that time usually passing between London and Philadelphia.

However, I proceeded the next day, and got in the evening to an inn, within eight or ten miles of Bur­ lington, kept by one Dr. Brown. He entered into conversation with me while I took some refreshment, and, finding I had read a little, became very sociable and friendly. Our acquaintance continu'd as long as he liv'd. He had been, I imagine, an itinerant doctor, for there was no town in England, or country in Europe, of which he could not give a very particular account. He had some letters, and was ingenious, but much of an unbeliever, and wickedly undertook, some years after, to travestie the Bible in doggrel verse, as Cotton had done Virgil.

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