W. K.C. Guthrie

W. K.C. Guthrie books and biography

W. K. C. Guthrie

William Keith Chambers Guthrie (1906 – 1981) was a Scottish classical scholar. He is best known for his History of Greek Philosophy, in six volumes.

He was educated at Dulwich College, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1928. He became Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.


  • William Keith Chambers Guthrie, 1906–1981 by G. E. R. Lloyd, Proceedings of the British Academy 68, 561-577

[edit Works

  • 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
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume I: The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans (1962)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume II: The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus (1965)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume III: The Fifth-Century Enlightenment - Part 1: The Sophists; Part 2: Socrates (1971)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume IV: Plato - the Man and his Dialogues: Earlier Period (1975)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume V: The Later Plato and the Academy (1978)
  • A History of Greek Philosophy Volume VI: Aristotle: An Encounter (1981)

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