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By W. T. Stace

The traditional Greek philosophers have performed a pivotal position within the shaping of the western philosophical culture. This publication surveys the seminal works and concepts of key figures within the historical Greek philosophical culture from the Presocratics to the Neoplatonists. It highlights their major philosophical issues and the evolution of their suggestion from the 6th century BCE to the 6th century CE.

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