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.
Heraclitus (535- 475 BCE)
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Monism “Nothing endures but change.“ Like many of the pre-Socratics, the philosopher Heraclitus would be remembered forRead more.
Parmenides (515-445 BCE)
Branch: Metaphysics Approach: Monism “The only roads of inquiry there are to think of: one, that it is and thatRead more.
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 ofRead more.
Epicurus (341- 270 BCE)
Branch: Ethics Approach: Epicureanism “The art of living well and the art of dying well are one in the same”Read more.
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 whoRead more.
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”Read more.
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 wereRead more.