J. Barnes, Early Greek Philosophy.
T. H. Irwin, Classical Thought.
C. Osbourne, The Pre-Socratics: A Very Short Introduction.
Extant fragments from
the writings of most Presocratics together with commentaries are available in
the following though they often differ in matters of interpretation or
significance. In the various Profiles
reference will be made to the books by McKirahan and by Kirk, Raven, &
Schofield, but ideally the other recommended books should also be consulted. The study by Kirk, Raven, & Schofield is
particularly useful, and contains extracts in the original Greek as well as
J. Barnes, The Presocratic Philosophers.
E. Hussey, The Presocratics.
G. S. Kirk, J. E.
Raven, and M. Schofield, The Presocratic
McKirahan, Jr, Philosophy Before Socrates.
D. J. Furley and R.
E. Allen (eds), Studies in Presocratic
Philosophy, 2 volumes.
A. A. Long (ed.), The Cambridge
Companion to Early Greek Philosophy.
A. P. D. Mourelatos
(ed.), The Pre-Socratics: a Collection of
D. Sedley, The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy.