COMING SOON – The Presocratics

6 Oct

Starting next week, our Fall/Winter unit will cover the Presocratics. All meetings will be online, Tuesdays from 8:00-10:00pm.

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.


  • The Milesians
    • 10/13: “The Milesians” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 10/20: Serres, Michel. “Anaximander: A Founding Name in History” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
    • 10/27: Sallis, John. “Doubles of Anaximenes” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Heraclitus
    • 11/03: “Heraclitus” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 11/10: Gadamer, Hans-Georg. “Heraclitus Studies” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • The Eleatics
    • 11/17: “Parmenides of Elea” and “Zeno of Elea” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/01: Heidegger, Martin. “The Last, Undelivered Lecture” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Empedocles
    • 12/08: “Empedocles of Acragas” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 12/15: Foti, Veronique M. “Empedocles and Tragic Thought: Heidegger, Holderlin, Nietzsche” in The Presocratics After Heidegger
  • Atomism
    • 01/05: “Leucippus and Democritus: Fifth-Century Atomism” in A Presocratics Reader
    • 01/12: Marx, Karl. “The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature”
  • The Sophists
    • 01/19: “The Sophists” in A Presocratics Reader
    • Jarratt, Susan C. “The First Sophists and Feminism: Discourses of the ‘Other’”

2 Responses to “COMING SOON – The Presocratics”

  1. October 7, 2020 at 7:34 pm #

    How does one participate in The Presocratics? Claudette Kulkarni

    • jleavittpearl October 8, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      I will be posting login information tomorrow

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