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Melissus of Samos: Philosopher and Admiral

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Too often, students of philosophy are only aware of the great names in ancient Greek philosophy. There are many lesser-known philosophers who developed remarkable arguments that are still relevant today. One of these is the somewhat mysterious figure of Melissus of Samos. Not only was he a

The Undermined Valentine

Written by Nickolas Pappas, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There’s a story about love in Plato’s Symposium that captures the feeling of romantic love superbly, like a Valentine to everyone who’s ever had that experience. This may be why the story is one of those pieces from a Platonic dialogue (like the Atlantis legend) that people

Three Degrees of Wisdom: Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Neoplatonism

Written by Bruce J. MacLennan, PhD, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient philosophy was a way of life, a pursuit of wisdom in order to live well. As such, the philosophies of the classical world have much to offer us today. But modern students are confronted with the same dilemma as ancient ones: which should you

Pre-Socratic Atomists: Pioneers of Modern Science

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The pre-Socratic Atomists were a group of ancient thinkers who proposed a materialistic theory of the cosmos. Among the first to propose a mechanistic view of the universe, the Atomists argued that the world was composed of atoms. Their work was crucial in the development of ancient

Aristotle and the chatbot

Written by Justin Osborne, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Whenever you surf the Internet, you‘re likely to bump into chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). They serve all sorts of purposes: to provide website guidance, pinpoint products, answer your questions, and much more. Chatbots are reportedly capable of answering 80% of standard questions. Research shows that