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Ancient Greek philosophers

Socrates, the Founder of Western Philosophy

Socrates is the most important exponent of Western philosophy, his ideas forming a continuum from Ancient Greece to today's Western thought

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Its Connection to the Present

Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the greatest stories of philosophy. It allows us to understand how the Greek philosopher perceived the world in ancient times. The tale involves a metaphorical explanation, in which the human being is...

Greek Philosopher Socrates and the Life Worth Living

Socrates was notoriously annoying. He was likened to a gadfly buzzing around while one is trying to sleep. The Oracle of Delphi declared him the wisest of all human beings. His life and death would go on to shape...

Ancient Inscription Touts Benefits of Greek Philosophy of Epicureanism

The benefits of the ancient Greek philosophy of Epicureanism are touted in an inscription discovered recently at a remote site in Turkey. The inscription, a quote from the Second century AD philosopher Diogenes, exhorts readers to follow Epicureanism, the way...

Platonic Love: The Concept of Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love is...

Theano Philosopher and Wife of Pythagoras

Theano of Crotone, an ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician in her own right, is often referred to as the wife of Pythagoras. Many experts believe Theano, who lived in the 6th century BC, to be the first known woman mathematician,...

Xenophon: Warrior and Chronicler of Ancient Greece

The Greek military leader, philosopher and historian Xenophon was beyond a doubt one of the most extraordinary figures of ancient Greece.