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New Work on the Presocratics


The last twenty years have seen a remarkable increase in scholarly work on the Presocratics: new texts have appeared, new interpretations have been advanced, and a new appreciation for the scientific and philosophical claims of the early Greek thinkers is evident. There has been a general broadening of the questions that have been examined: Scholars have been exploring the supposed boundaries of Presocratic thought, and new work on reception history and on the transmission of texts has enriched understanding of the earliest Greek philosophers. Here, I survey some of the trends and results of the new Presocratic scholarship.