Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists

Translated by William Ellery Leonard (1876 - 1944), John Burnet (1863 - 1928) et al.

The Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers, that is, the philosopher-scientists who lived before or contemporaneously to Socrates, were the first men in the Western world to establish a line of inquiry regarding the natural phenomena that rejected the traditional religious explanations and searched for rational explanations. Even though they do not form a school of thought, they can be considered the fathers of philosophy and many other sciences as we have them now. None of their works is extant, so, in this collection, we present the textual fragments, when existing, of ten Pre-Socratic philosopher-scientists, and quotations and testimonials about them left by later authors. (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Anaxagoras of Klazomenai (translated by John Burnet) Anaxagoras of Klazomenai Etext Matt
00:11:13 en
Play 02 Anaximander of Miletos (translated by John Burnet) Various Etext Gitonga M'Mbijjewe
00:06:17 en
Play 03 Anaximenes of Miletos (translated by Arthur Fairbanks) Various Etext Gitonga M'Mbijjewe
00:09:42 en
Play 04 Empedocles of Agrigentum (translated by William Ellery Leonard) Empedocles Etext Gitonga M'Mbijjewe
00:30:43 en
Play 05 Heraclitus of Ephesos (translated by G.T.W. Patrick) Various Etext hefyd
00:27:21 en
Play 06 Parmenides of Elea (translated by John Burnet) Parmenides of Elea Etext Ernst Pattynama
00:13:14 en
Play 07 Pythagoras of Samos and the pythagoreans (translated by Arthur Fairbanks) Various Etext Enko
00:42:31 en
Play 08 Thales of Miletos (translated by Arthur Fairbanks) Various Etext Graham Redman
00:18:19 en
Play 09 Xenophanes of Kolophon (translated by Arthur Fairbanks) Various Etext Andrew Coleman
00:24:15 en
Play 10 Zeno of Elea (translated by John Burnet) Various Etext Enko
00:04:52 en