Empedocles, the Eccentric Philosopher
By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Empedocles, born c. 490 BCE in Akragas, Sicily, is perhaps one of theRead more.
Epicurus – Proto-Scientist, Secular-Saint, and Sophisticated Hedonist
By Jacob Bell, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There is probably no other ancient Greek philosopher who has been so misunderstoodRead more.
Thales of Miletus and the Birth of Western Philosophy
Living sometime between the 8th and 6th century BCE, Thales of Miletus is often considered one of the very firstRead more.
Plato’s “Apology” And The Wisdom Of Socrates
“The Apology” recounts the speech Socrates delivers to the court of Athens that means to put him to death forRead more.
The Wholly Spirit of Aristotle
by Ben Potter When considering the origins of Western philosophy there is a clear, almost indisputable holy trinity which gaveRead more.
Epicurus: The Nature of Death and the Purpose of Life
Early philosophy in ancient Greece sought to explain the nature of the universe. For instance, there was Thales of Miletus,Read more.
Aristotle The Philosopher who Knew it All
It has been said that he was a man who knew everything. In fact, he was considered the last manRead more.
The Death of Socrates…and the State that Killed Him
by Anya Leonard According to the Oracle at Delphi, Socrates was the wisest of them all. It is usually consideredRead more.
The Probing Philosopher Kings
by Anya Leonard One might wonder why Socrates never wrote anything down. Such a brilliant philosopher… wouldn’t he want toRead more.
Five Reasons Why Socrates Was A Terrible Husband
By. Van Bryan Socrates is often credited with the quote, “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife,Read more.