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Anaxagoras and Universal Mind

Emerson Institute Books is pleased to announce the publication of

Anaxagoras and Universal Mind:

The Birth of Philosophy in Classical Greece

by Richard Geldard 

Anaxagoras and Universal Mind

Richard Geldard's
volume on Anaxagoras is the third and final volume in his immensely
successful account of Pre-Socratic thought. His first two volumes
brought Heraclitus and Parmenides vividly alive for a twenty-first
century audience. The final volume, every bit as brilliant as the first
two, is on Anaxagoras, whose concept of Universal Mind is the
fountainhead of western idealism as it ranges from Plato and the
Neoplatonists to Kant, Hegel, Emerson and beyond. This is an important
book, superbly written in accessible language. It makes philosophy as
lively and timely as today's newspaper, and, unlike the newspaper, it
will be relevant tomorrow. "The Presocratics looked at the cosmos as if
it were, in itself, alive." So does Geldard. His trilogy is a triumph
and a treasure.

Robert D. Richardson, author of biographies of Thoreau, Emerson and
William James and recipient of the Francis Parkman Prize, the Melcher
Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize, and was a finalist for the National
Book Critics Circle Award.

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