A History of Pythagoreanism by Carl A. Huffman

By Carl A. Huffman

this can be a complete, authoritative and leading edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, some of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters protecting a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, prime students build a few diverse pictures of Pythagoras and his group, assessing present scholarship and supplying new solutions to important difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the complete breadth of Pythagorean inspiration is explored together with politics, faith, track idea, technology, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters think about Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the old culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras through Diogenes Laertius, Porphyry and Iamblichus also are mentioned intimately, as is the importance of Pythagoras for the center a long time and Renaissance.

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