Introduction; Part I. Cosmologists and Anti-Cosmologists: A. The Sixth Century BC: 1. Thales; 2. Anaximander; 3. Anaximenes; 4. Xenophanes; 5. Heraclitus; B. The Fifth Century BC: 6. Parmenides; 7. Zeno; 8. Anaxagoras; 9. Empedocles; 10. Diogenes of Apollonia; 11. Melissus; 12. Philolaus; 13. The atomists: Leucippus and Democritus; 14. The atomists, continued: Democritus' ethics; Part II. Sophists: 15. Protagoras; 16. Gorgias; 17. Antiphon; 18. Prodicus; 19. Anonymous texts; A. Anonymus Iamblichi; B. Dissoi Logoi; Appendix; Pythagoras; Concordance; Indexes.
The first and only complete bilingual edition of the works of the Presocratic philosophers for English-speakers.
Daniel W. Graham is A. O. Smoot Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Aristotle's Two Systems (1987); editor of the collected papers on ancient philosophy of Gregory Vlastos, Studies in Greek Philosophy (2 vols., 1995); translator-commentator of Aristotle: Physics, Book VIII (1999); co-editor with Victor Caston of a Festschrift for his mentor: Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos (2002); author of Explaining the Cosmos: the Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy (2006); and co-editor with Patricia Curd of The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy (2008).
'The two-volume Texts of Early Greek Philosophy ... edited and presented by Daniel W. Graham, are a monumental but accessible feat. Here, in a finely printed and bilingual version, are the hours of morning in Western thought. Once Parmenides equated thought and being, the long journey had begun.' George Steiner, The Times Literary Supplement