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Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans Pythagoras c c BC arguably the most influential thinker among the Presocratics emerges in ancient tradition as a wise teacher an outstanding mathematician an influential politician and a

  • Title: Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans
  • Author: Leonid Zhmud
  • ISBN: 9781280777424
  • Page: 134
  • Format: ebook
  • Pythagoras c 570 c 495 BC , arguably the most influential thinker among the Presocratics, emerges in ancient tradition as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer He claimed to possess supernatural powers and was the kind of personality who attracted legends In contrast to his controversial andPythagoras c 570 c 495 BC , arguably the most influential thinker among the Presocratics, emerges in ancient tradition as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer He claimed to possess supernatural powers and was the kind of personality who attracted legends In contrast to his controversial and elusive nature, the early Pythagoreans, such as the doctors Democedes and Alcmaeon, the Olympic victors Milon and Iccus, the botanist Menestor, the natural philosopher Hippon, and the mathematicians Hippasus and Theodorus, all appear in our sources as rational as they can possibly be It was this normality that ensured the continued existence of Pythagoreanism as a philosophical and scientific school till c 350 BC This volume offers a comprehensive study of Pythagoras and the early Pythagoreans through an analysis of the many representations of the Teacher and his followers, allowing the representations to complement and critique each other Relying predominantly on sources dating back to before 300 BC, Zhmud portrays a historical picture of Pythagoras, of the society founded by him, and of its religion than is known from the late antique biographies In chapters devoted to mathematical and natural sciences cultivated by the Pythagoreans and to their philosophies, a critical distinction is made between the theories of individual figures and a generalized all Pythagorean teaching , which is known from Aristotle.

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    1. this is an academic text. once again i wonder why i read this: i am reading everything the u library has on Pythagoras, for the 'legend' if not the historical truth of the man, his followers, his thought, his influence on everything historical, in science, numbers, philosophy, is fascinatingonce again scholars must work around the fact much of Pythagoras remains speculative, he wrote nothing, he is known by others, his status and ideas, his political, his philosophical, his eminence is in many w [...]

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