C/H Religion/Philosophy

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C/H Religion/Philosophy
2012-02-26 00:02:13
Religion Philosophy

C/H Religion/Philosophy
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  1. Academy-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; school created by Plato which taught mostly math. It closed down because the people didn’t want pagan theories going around
  2. Aristotle-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; believed that ideas cannot exist outside of their physical manifestations. He also divided knowledge into categories which were kept for thousands of years.
  3. Plato-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; believed that truth and justice existed only as ideal models. Preserved Socrates’ ideas since he did not leave any writings.
  4. Pythagoras-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; mathematician; believed that order in the universe was based on numbers (not water). He was so respected that his followers developed a religious cult in his name.
  5. Socrates-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; He developed his ideas as a reaction against the Sophists’ moral relativism. Since he left no writings, his ideas were preserved by his student Plato.
  6. Sophists-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; traveled from place to place to teach rhetoric and literary analysis. It is now considered a specious argument used for deceiving someone.
  7. Thales-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; believed in an orderly cosmos that was accessible to human reason. This formed the heart of much subsequent Greek and Western inquiry
  8. Zeno of Elea-
    from Classical/Hellenic Greece; philosopher; Zeno's paradoxes have puzzled, challenged, influenced, inspired, philosophers, mathematicians, and physicists for over two millennia.