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By Carl A. Huffman

it is a complete, authoritative and leading edge account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, the most enigmatic and influential philosophies within the West. In twenty-one chapters overlaying a timespan from the 6th century BC to the 17th century advert, best students build a few assorted photographs of Pythagoras and his neighborhood, assessing present scholarship and supplying new solutions to vital difficulties. Chapters are dedicated to the early Pythagoreans, and the total breadth of Pythagorean concept is explored together with politics, faith, song idea, technology, arithmetic and magic. Separate chapters give some thought to Pythagoreanism in Plato, Aristotle, the Peripatetics and the later educational culture, whereas others describe Pythagoreanism within the historic culture, in Rome and within the pseudo-Pythagorean writings. the 3 nice lives of Pythagoras via Diogenes Laertius, Porphyry and Iamblichus also are mentioned intimately, as is the importance of Pythagoras for the center a while and Renaissance.

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