W. K. C. Guthrie

William Keith Chambers Guthrie ( born August 1, 1906 in London, † 17 May 1981 in Cambridge ) was a Scottish classical scholar.

Guthrie was educated at Dulwich College and at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he graduated in 1928. He was Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge. From 1957 to 1972 he was there master of Downing College.

His most famous work is his History of Greek Philosophy ( History of Greek philosophy) in six volumes.

Works (selection)

  • Orpheus and Greek Religion ( 1935)
  • The Greeks and Their Gods (1951 )
  • Protagoras and Meno (1956 ) dialogues of Plato, translator
  • The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle (1960 )
  • In the Beginning (1965 )
  • On the Heavens (1969 ) translator
  • The Pre - Socratics: A Collection of Critical Essays (1974 )
  • A History of Greek Philosophy (6 volumes) Vol.1 The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans (1962 )
  • Vol.2 The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus (1965 )
  • Bd.4 Plato - the Man and his Dialogues: Earlier Period ( 1975)
  • Vol.5 The Later Plato and the Academy ( 1978)
  • Bd.6 Aristotle: An Encounter ( 1981)