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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)


Anaxagoras of Klazomenai (translated by John Burnet)


Read by Matt

Anaximander of Miletos (translated by John Burnet)


Read by Gitonga M'Mbijjewe

Anaximenes of Miletos (translated by Arthur Fairbanks)


Read by Gitonga M'Mbijjewe

Empedocles of Agrigentum (translated by William Ellery Leonard)


Read by Gitonga M'Mbijjewe

Heraclitus of Ephesos (translated by G.T.W. Patrick)


Read by hefyd

Parmenides of Elea (translated by John Burnet)


Read by Ernst Pattynama

Pythagoras of Samos and the pythagoreans (translated by Arthur Fairbanks)


Read by Enko

Thales of Miletos (translated by Arthur Fairbanks)


Read by Graham Redman

Xenophanes of Kolophon (translated by Arthur Fairbanks)


Read by Andrew Coleman

Zeno of Elea (translated by John Burnet)


Read by Enko


Thank you

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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

Very Unique

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

reader needs to read 3rd grade books

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