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Transcript of Famous Philosophers
Philosophers of Ancient Greece
Greek philosophers were "seekers and lovers of wisdom." Ancient Greece philosophy began in Miletus. They studied the world around them with logig and reason. Some of the most famous philosophers are Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
Later in Socrates Life
Socrates was the first major Greek philosopher. He came up with the Socratic method. This was a way of studying issues and problems. Socrates introduced political philosophy for the Greeks. Socrates married Xanthippe a a younger woman. Socrates and Xanthippe had 3 children, Lamprocles, Sophroniscus Menexenus. Socrates died in 399 B.C.
Plato was born circa 428 B.C., Plato was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. He wrote much of his philosophy in dialogues. Most of his work is called Republic. Plato died of natural causes in Athens circa in 348 B.C.
Socrates was born circa 470B.C. in Athens Greece. Socrates was the son of Sophroniscus an Athenian stone mason and sculptor.
Aristotle was born circa 384 B.C. Aristotle was a student of Plato, but didn't always agree with what he said. Aristotle liked to focus on more practical areas of philosophy such as science. Aristotle founded his own school called the Lyceum.