When we say that Pre-Socratic thought is the beginning of philosophy we do not simply mean that philosophy begins with the Pre-Socratics but also that they are an inexhaustible source of philosophical reflection, a living force that fertilizes and feeds the human spirit in the eternal search for truth. In the present we read the works of Pre-Socratic philosophy as a weapon of struggle within the tradition of materialism and dialectics, as a revolutionary discourse that cannot be included in postmodern and metaphysical worldviews, precisely because it was born in a particular historical period.
KeywordsPhilosophy Dialectics Nature Moral Republic
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