Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists

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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) (3 hr 8 min)


Thank you

(5 stars)

Bit, we need a Brit or an American to re-read parts that were done by the french speaker. Clarity and pace of reading are too important to ignore. (I'm not a native speaker myself)

Good except Enko

(4 stars)

Good collections of fragments The readings by Enko are hard to follow due to strange pronunciation

Very Unique

(4.5 stars)

I'm really intrigued by these texts and very grateful to hear them. Thank you Librivox readers!

reader needs to read 3rd grade books

(1 stars)