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Ancient Greece Philosophers

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Aristotle
Born: 384 B.C.
Died: 322 B.C.
Was born in Stagirus, Greece.
His father died when he was very young.
He lived with a guardian.
Went to Platonic Academy.
Thales
Born: 624 B.C.
Died: 546 B.C.
He was approximately the first philosopher in Greek history.
Born in Militus.
Was interested mostly in mathematics.
Predicted the first eclipse of the sun.
Democritus

The Importance of Philosophers
They discussed, debated and studied wisdom.
The word philosophy meant "the love of wisdom" in Greek.
Began in 600 B.C.
The philosophers were also known as cosmologists and naturalists.
They were curious about life.
Socrates
First Greek philosopher.
Came up with the Socratic Method.
Got the Greeks to start thinking about moral, good, evil
He also made them think about how the society should work.
Born: 469 B.C.
Died: 399 B.C.
Location
Located in the continent of Europe
Near the Mediterranean Sea
1,500 miles away from England
Practiced direct-democracy
Surrounded by three sides of water
Land area stretches about 50,949 square miles
The coastline stretches about 8,498 square miles
Ancient Greece Philosophers
Famous Philosophers
Socrates.
Plato.
Aristotle.
Thales.
Democritus.
Zeno.
Pythagoras.
Epicurus.
Plato
Born: 427 B.C.
Died: 347 B.C.
Was also a mathematician.
A student of Socrates.
Writer of philosophical dialogues
Founder of the Academy of Athens.

Born: 460 B.C.
Died: 370 B.C.
He formulated an atomic theory for the universe.
He was born in Abdera, Greece.
A pupil of Eucalyptus.
Known as " the laughing philosopher" because of his cheerfulness.
Zeno
Born: 390 B.C.
Died: 330 B.C.
Born in Velia, Greece.
He was called the inventor of the dialectic by Aristotle.
Was a member Eleatic Academy
He was known for his paradoxes.
Bibliography
Pythagoras
Born: 570 B.C.
Died: 495 B.C.
Born in Samos, Greece.
Was the first mathematician.
Inventor of the " Pythagoras' Theorem.
Founder of a religious movement called "Pythagoreanism".
Epicurus
Born: 341 B.C.
Died: 270 B.C.
Born in Samos, Greece.
Founder of a philosophy school called "Epicureanism".
He taught people that philosophy was based on motions of atoms in space.
To him, philosophy was to live a happy life.
Heraclitus.
Diogenes.
Plotinus.
Protagoras.
Heraclitus
Born: 535 B.C.
Died: 475 B.C.
Disagreed with other philosophers about nature.
He said that everything was derived from fire.
He was known as "The Weeping Philosopher" and "The Riddler.
Diogenes
Born: 412 B.C.
Died: 323 B.C.
One of the founders of Cynic philosophy.
Son of Hicesias
Developed a strong argument for his way of life.
Plotinus
Born: 270 B.C.
Died: 204 B.C.
One of the major philosophers.
Made up three principles.
They were the One, the Intellect and the Soul.
Protagoras
Born: 490 B.C.
Died: 420 B.C.
Used to be a porter.
Was also a teacher.
Democritus saw that he had good geometric skills.
He taught Protagoras philosophy skills.
Famous Quotes
Timeline
What The Philosophers Have In Common
Were curious about the world and society
They asked a lot of questions
They wanted their questions to be answered
Tried to prove their beliefs
Used hypothesizes
http://www.mycrandall.ca/courses/grphil/IndexGrPh.htm
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Quotes/
http://greece.mrdonn.org/aristotle.html

"Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato
"The art of living well and the art of dying well are one." -Aristotle
"Wisdom begins in wonder." -Socrates
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth." -Socrates
"The root of education is bitter but the fruit is sweet." -Aristotle
"Well begun is half done." -Aristotle

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