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Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline

Christopher Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195056
eISBN:
9780691197425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a fresh account of the origins of the term philosophos or “philosopher” in ancient Greece. Tracing the evolution of the word's meaning over its first two centuries, the book shows ... More


Introduction: The Origins of Philosophia: A History of Philosophia, Not of Philosophy

Christopher Moore

in Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195056
eISBN:
9780691197425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195056.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents a brief overview of the history of philosophia—the Greek name, and the discipline that it came to name. It shows that, beginning around 500 BCE, the coinage of a ... More


Heraclitus against the Philosophoi: The Earliest Attestation of the Word Philosophos: Heraclitus B35

Christopher Moore

in Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195056
eISBN:
9780691197425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195056.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues for the “lexical precondition” for Heraclides' story: the existence of the word philosophos at the time of Pythagoras or at least in the period of the early Pythagorean ... More


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