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Presocratic Philosophy
Our guest knows Socrates, to be sure, but has focused much of his recent scholarship on a group of ancient philosophers who get their name from the very fact that they come before Socrates: the Presocratics. We're discussing the compelling argument that these Presocratic philosophers really represent the true origins of Western thought and science.—Original airdate: 9/17/2008

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