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Published: 01 August 2013

304 Pages | 15 illus.


ISBN: 9780199959785

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Science before Socrates

Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and the New Astronomy

Daniel Graham

  • The first book to propose that the early Greek (Presocratic) philosophers made contributions to empirical science, in particular to astronomy.
  • Challenges the notion, popular among anti-realists, that scientific knowledge does not achieve true descriptions of the world.