Origin of pre-Socratic
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He is never able to reconcile the first causes of the pre-Socratic philosophers with the final causes of Socrates himself.
Moreover, Thales propounded the problem, and determined the direction and character, of all pre-Socratic philosophy.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
Many, if not all the elements of the Pre-Socratic philosophy are included in the Timaeus.
The Pre-Socratic philosophies are simpler, and we may observe a progress in them; but is there any regular succession?Sophist|Plato
The universal tendency of the pre-Socratic philosophy is to find some principle for the explanation of nature.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler