9781316648476-1316648478-A History of Pythagoreanism

A History of Pythagoreanism

ISBN-13: 9781316648476
ISBN-10: 1316648478
Edition: Reprint
Author: Huffman, Carl A
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 532 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781316648476
ISBN-10: 1316648478
Edition: Reprint
Author: Huffman, Carl A
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 532 pages

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This is a comprehensive, authoritative and innovative account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, one of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies in the West. In twenty-one chapters covering a timespan from the sixth century BC to the seventeenth century AD, leading scholars construct a number of different images of Pythagoras and his community, assessing current scholarship and offering new answers to central problems. Chapters are devoted to the early Pythagoreans, and the full breadth of Pythagorean thought is explored including politics, religion, music theory, science, mathematics and magic. Separate chapters consider Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later Academic tradition, while others describe Pythagoreanism in the historical tradition, in Rome and in the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. The three great lives of Pythagoras by Diogenes Laertius, Porphyry and Iamblichus are also discussed in detail, as is the significance of Pythagoras for the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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