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What’s Wrong with Philosophy? 6: The Pre-Socratics.

THE BEGINNINGS OF REASON IN ANCIENT GREECE This may be a popular version of History of Philosophy but here it is: Reason, I have read, was synonymous in ancient Greece with Logic, with Argument, with Thought and with Philosophy, and that it hasn’t always been with us. That seems glaringly obvious by now.  The Classicists tell us that the pre-Socratic philosophers started it, for the Western world, in about 580…

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