Presocratics and the Birth of Philosophy - Emanuele Severino

The birth of philosophy and the first philosophers. Learn everything about philosophy.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1.5 hours
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Published 10/2014 English

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In this masterclass Emanuele Severino, one of the most important contemporary Italian philosophers, explains us Presocratics and the birth of philosophy.

The Presocratics were the first thinkers to reject mythological explanations of the world and to explore the rational principles of reality. The works of Thales, Heraclitus and Parmenides paved the way for the thoughts of Plato and Aristotle; their theories gave the birth of the Western philosophy.

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  • Interest in philosophy
  • Attending the course does not need any philosophical skill since it is presented in a clear and simple manner

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  • You will learn about the Presocratic Philosophers and their theories
  • You will learn how the Western philosophy was born

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Section 1: The birth of philosophy
The Western world
The early thinkers
The search for truth
The mith
The value of myth
From myth to philosophy
Love of wisdom?
The search of the Arche
The greek meaning of truth
Section 2: The first philosophers
Thales of Miletus
The principle of all things
Water: a philosophical principle
Halfway Through
Absolute nothingness and death
The supreme remedy
Heraclitus of Ephesus
The struggle between opposites
Heraclitus: quotes
Parmenides of Elea
Section 3: Parmenides and being
Being is, nothingness is not
The world is illusion
Parmenides: quotes
Beyond Parmenides
Parmenides: quotes
Section 4: Conclusion
The evolution of Western thought

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