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pre-Socratic

[pree-suh-krat-ik, -soh-] /ˌpri səˈkræt ɪk, -soʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the philosophers or philosophical systems of the period before the Socratic period.
noun
2.
any philosopher of this period.
Origin of pre-Socratic
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • The universal tendency of the pre-Socratic philosophy is to find some principle for the explanation of nature.

  • For of all the pre-Socratic philosophers, he speaks of them with the greatest respect.

    Parmenides Plato
  • Moreover, Thales propounded the problem, and determined the direction and character, of all pre-Socratic philosophy.

  • A few words must be said of the sources of our knowledge of pre-Socratic philosophy.

  • Many, if not all the elements of the pre-Socratic philosophy are included in the Timaeus.

    Timaeus Plato
  • Haeckel's system is mainly poetico-mythical, chiefly on the lines of some of the pre-Socratic philosophers.

  • The pre-Socratic philosophies are simpler, and we may observe a progress in them; but is there any regular succession?

    Sophist Plato
  • He is never able to reconcile the first causes of the pre-Socratic philosophers with the final causes of Socrates himself.

    Timaeus Plato

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