Ancient Greek thought is the essential wellspring from which the intellectual, ethical and political civilization of the West draws and to which we repeatedly return. In this volume drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Kwledge , major scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for kwledge in the classical Greek world.
Jacques Brunschwig is Professor of the History of Ancient Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of Paris. He is the author of Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy (Cambridge University Press). Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd succeeded Moses Finley as Master of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous works on the classical period, among them Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle; Greek Science after Aristotle; and Magic, Reason, and Experience: Studies in the Origin and Development of Greek Science.