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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

this can be a complete, authoritative and leading edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters masking a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, major students build a couple of diverse pictures of Pythagoras and his neighborhood, assessing present scholarship and providing new solutions to primary difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the complete breadth of Pythagorean suggestion is explored together with politics, faith, song concept, technology, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters reflect on Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the ancient culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras via 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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