A reprint, with new introductory essay, of the D. Reidel edition of 1973.
This reissue of Charles Kahn's classic work includes a substantial new introductory essay, which presents a reformulation of the theory of syntactic and semantic unity for the system of uses of the verb be in Greek (conceived primarily as a verb of predication), and hence a defense of the conceptual unity for the notion of Being in Greek philosophy.
The book offers a systematic description of the use and grammar of the verb to be in Ancient Greek, before the philosophers took it over to express the central concepts in Greek logic and metaphysics. Evidence is taken primarily from Homer but supplemented by specimens from classical Attic prose. Topics discussed include the original status of the verb in Indo-European, as well as the logical and syntactic relations among copula, existential, and veridical uses.
Charles H. Kahn is Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.Review:
It is great news that this book is available again. It deserves to be better known, both for its pioneering methods of linguistic analysis and for the results to which they lead. It transforms our understanding of the all-important Greek verb 'to be.' --Myles Burnyeat, All Souls College, University of Oxford
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Descrizione libro Hackett Pub Co Inc, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0872206440
Descrizione libro Hackett Pub Co Inc, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. reprint edition. 544 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0872206440
Descrizione libro Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0872206440