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New PDF release: A History of Pythagoreanism

By Carl A. Huffman

ISBN-10: 1107014395

ISBN-13: 9781107014398

ISBN-10: 1316648478

ISBN-13: 9781316648476

it is a finished, authoritative and leading edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, essentially 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, best students build a couple of assorted pictures of Pythagoras and his group, assessing present scholarship and delivering new solutions to critical difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the total breadth of Pythagorean idea is explored together with politics, faith, song idea, technological know-how, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters think of Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the historic culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras through Diogenes Laertius, Porphyry and Iamblichus also are mentioned intimately, as is the importance of Pythagoras for the center a long time and Renaissance.

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