Aristippus and the Pursuit of Pleasure
As is common with many of the more obscure ancient philosophers, the majority of our knowledge comes from Diogenes Laertius’Read more.
Pyrrho Of Elis (360-270 BCE)
Branch: Epistemology Approach: Pyrrhonism “He lead a life consistent with his doctrine, going out of his way for nothing, takingRead more.
Musonius: The Roman Socrates
Musonius Rufus was born sometime before 30 A.D. to an Etruscan family in the town of Volsinii. Considered one ofRead more.
Branch: Ethics Approach: Relativism “Man is the measure of all things” Protagoras was born in Abdera, in northeast Greece. He wouldRead more.
Zeno of Elea (490-430 BCE)
Branch: Epistemology Approach: Paradox’s (reductio ad absurdum) Zeno of Elea was a rather interesting presocratic philosopher, though that isn’t toRead more.
Zeno of Citium (332-265 BCE)
Branch: Ethics Approach: Stoicism “Happiness is a good flow of life” Zeno of Citium was born around 332 BCE, someRead more.
Thales of Miletus (624-546 BCE)
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Monism “Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing elseRead more.
Socrates (469-399 BCE)
Branch: Epistemology Approach: Socratic Dialogue “The life that is unexamined, is not worth living” Socrates is often pointed to asRead more.
Pythagoras (570-495 BCE)
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Pythagoreanism “Reason is immortal, all else mortal” While Pythagoras has become known as one of the firstRead more.
Plato (427- 347 BCE)
Branch: Epistemology Approach: Rationalism “And first he will see the shadows best, next the reflections of men and other objectsRead more.