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By Carl A. Huffman

ISBN-10: 1107014395

ISBN-13: 9781107014398

ISBN-10: 1316648478

ISBN-13: 9781316648476

this can be a entire, authoritative and cutting edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, probably the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters overlaying a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, top students build a couple of diverse photos of Pythagoras and his group, assessing present scholarship and supplying new solutions to primary difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the whole breadth of Pythagorean suggestion is explored together with politics, faith, song idea, technology, 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 via 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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