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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

Mind, Matter, and Monism: Philosophy of Mind in Ancient Greece

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Mind and matter or physical and mental – these are distinctions that we are familiar with. We needn’t have studied philosophy extensively or have had any type of specialized training in order to recognize these terms. An example of this is when we hear the phrase “mind over

Classical Wisdom Standoff: Heraclitus vs. Parmenides (part 2)

Read part one here In our last segment we introduced the two probing philosophers. Heraclitus and Parmenides are two of the most well known presocratic philosophers. They were both metaphysicians who took the stance that the universe can essentially can be reduced to one fundamental thing. However, as we mentioned, they had a severe disagreement