Parmenides (515-445 BCE)
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Monism “The only roads of inquiry there are to think of: one, that it is and that
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Diogenes of Sinope (404-323 BCE)
Branch: Ethics Approach: Cynicism “In a rich mans house, there is no place to spit but his face” Diogenes of
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Epicurus (341- 270 BCE)
Branch: Ethics Approach: Epicureanism “The art of living well and the art of dying well are one in the same”
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Zeno of Citium and the rise of Stoicism
Zeno of Citium was born around 332 BCE, some 10 years after the death of Aristotle. A quiet man who
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Aristotle (384-322 BCE)
Branch: Epistemology Approach:Empiricism “Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be”
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Zeno of Elea and the Impossibility of Motion
Zeno of Elea was a rather interesting presocratic philosopher, though that isn’t to say other presocratics were uninteresting. There were
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Diogenes of Sinope and the Modern Cynics
Diogenes of Sinope is often considered one of the more eccentric, or at the very least untraditional, of the ancient
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