Pre-Socratic Philosophy and Greek Mythology
Here you'll find an introduction to Pre-Socratic philosophy, which emerged as an explanation of the world formed by ancient Greek thinkers who found supernatural explanations found in mythology inadequate or wrong.
Pre-Socratic Philosophy - Science, Nature, and Ethics
The early Greek philosophers, from Ionia, (Asia Minor) and southern Italy, saw the world around them and asked questions about it. Instead of attributing its creation to anthropomorphic gods, they sought rational explanations. This was the beginning of natural philosophy.
- Picture Gallery of Ancient Presocratic Philosophers
- Early Greek Philosophers
Certain early Greeks from Ionia (Asia Minor) and southern Italy, saw the world around them and asked questions about it. Instead of attributing its creation to anthropomorphic gods, these first philosophers, broke tradition and sought rational explanations. Their speculation formed the early basis for science and natural philosophy.
- Pictures of the Presocratic Philosophers
- Presocratic Philosophers Feature
- Xenophanes Fragments and Commentary
Zeno of Elea
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