Greek Philosophers List

Greece is a native country for philosophy : from presocratics to major philosophers like Aristotle, Parmenides, Plato, they invented most of the main philosophical concepts : reality, world, soul, God, conscious, thruth, …

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Epicurus: Letter to Menoeceus (Summary)

Epicurus, Greek philosopher, left us only three letters: the first, Letter to Herodotus, presents his metaphysics, the second is the letter to Pythocles, explains atomic weather phenomena, the third and most important, Letter to Menoeceus , introduced his ethics. It is to this last letter that we are interested in now.

Plato’s Philosophy Summary

Plato’s thought : A philosophy of reason Plato was a Greek philosopher known and recognized for having allowed such a considerable philosophical work. We must remember the basics: – Youth Dialogues: ► Hippias Major ► Protagoras – Dialogues of the maturity ► Phaedo ► Banquet ► Phaedra ► Republic (Allegory of the Cave) – Dialogues of the old age ► Parmenides ► Theaetetus ► Sophist ► Politics ► Philebus The sensible world isaccording to Plato is

Who was Socrates ?

Socrates as a enigmous figure of the Philosophy Socrates is probably the most mysterious figure of Western philosophy. Socrates is both the most famous philosopher and one about we know almost nothing. Biography of Socrates: In his biography, one know that he was born in Attica (-470) and died in Athens (-399), following his death sentence.

Socrates and Ignorance

The Western philosophical tradition is deeply indebted to Socrates. The question “how to live?” has rightly been called “the Socratic question”. The method of Socrates, which consits questioning his interlocutors, has often been regarded as a paradigmatic form of philosophical inquiry, and his own life as an embodiment of the philosophical life. But all agree often find the intellectualism of Socrates disappointing.

Epicureanism – Definition

Introduction to the epicureanism, a greek philosophy school Epicureanism is the philosophy of Epicurus and his followers, combining an ethical hedonism with a materialist theory. Reformulating these doctrines in such a way as to counter various points in Plato and Aristotle, Epicurus built them into a recognizably hellenistic system, …

Plato: Phaedo Summary

The Phaedo, a synthesis of the Socratic thought The Phaedo, a Plato’s dialogue, has two advantages for readers: firstly, it is one of the most easy-to-read text of Plato’s philosophy (such as the Allegory of the Cave) secondly its main theme, the death of Socrates, allows Plato allows to introduce some major lines of his master. As part of this dialogue is the prison in which Socrates is confined after being sentenced to death. His trial for corrupting the yout

Aristotle’s Metaphysics (Summary)

Summary of Metaphysics by Aristotle Plato, in his theory of forms, separates the sensible world (appearances) of the intelligible world (ideas) and the intelligible world was the only reality, the foundation of all truth. But in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, at the heart of his philosophy, such separation removes any intelligibility and meaning to the world.

Plato and Socrates’ Apology (Summary)

Plato and the death of Socrates One day in the year 399 BC, Socrates has been accused for impiety and corruption of youth. Socrates addressed some words to the court for his defense. Later, Socrate’s student, i.e.Plato,

Plato and the Allegory of the Cave (Analysis)

Today we speak about the most famous text of the philosophy: The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, from the Book 7 of The Republic. The context of The Republic: The work focuses on the concept of justice, both from the standpoint of the individual and the collective view, social. Plato and

Epictetus: Enchiridion Summary

Summary and Analysis of Enchiridion by Epictetus Epictetus, born about 50, died between 125 and 130 AD, was a greek slave before becoming a philosopher. Epictetus is not his proper name: épiktétos meant, in Greek, slave, servant. Epictetus taught the Stoic doctrine in Rome and had to emigrate in Epirus, at Nicopolis, where he attracted many disciples, expressing a real lifestyle. One of his disciples, Arrian of Nicomedia, received his …