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Philosophers - Scientists - Mathematicians - Thinkers

Information on ancient philosophers and thinkers. When philosophy started, it did not differentiate the sciences from philosophy. It wasn't until after Aristotle and his use of logic that the fields became clearly separated.
  1. A-F (146)
  2. G-M (21)
  3. N-R (58)
  4. S-Z (29)

5 Flawed But Brilliant Ancient Philosophers
This list is my current favorite 5 ancient philosophers. There is a bias based -- a preference for flawed characters who despite any contemporary obstacles or personal quirks had a permanent, wide-ranging impact.

Discoveries in Science Made by Ancient Greek Scientists
The Greeks developed philosophy as a way of understanding the natural world without resorting to myth or magic. Early Greek philosophers were also scientists. Many of their discoveries and inventions are still used today.

Ancient Philosophers
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

Library of Alexandria
Students came from all over the Mediterranean world to learn at the Library of Alexandria, which produced several of the ancient world's most renowned scholars.

From Pre-Socratic Ionian Natural Philosophy to Ethical Philosophy
The early Greek philosophers, from Ionia, (Asia Minor) and southern Italy, examined 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

Philosophers Timeline
Major Greek and Roman philosophers in chronological order.

Seven Sages
The 7 sages of ancient Greece.

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