Ten Ancient Greek Philosophers you should definitely know

 THALES (624-546 BC) Born in Miletus. One of the ‘Seven Sages’. He is considered to be no less than the father of Philosophy. He believed that all natural phenomena should be explained using scientific methods, and even managed -using astronomical observations- to predict a solar eclipse! PYTHAGORAS (570-496 BC) Born in Samos island. He believedContinue reading “Ten Ancient Greek Philosophers you should definitely know”

What makes us moral? (The Euthyphro Dilemma)

In a lesser known book of Plato, we find Socrates in the Athenian Agora coming across Euthypro – a soothsayer he knew well – and the two men engage in a short conversation just outside the Royal Stoa. After sharing their news, the two men engage in an argument about morality. Their conversation ended abruptlyContinue reading “What makes us moral? (The Euthyphro Dilemma)”

Plato was walking along the road…

…when a friend stopped him and said “My friend, I must tell you something bad I heard about one of your students.” Plato said, “First answer me the three tests of knowledge. One, have you personally checked if this thing is true?” “No” the friend answered. “Then two,” said Plato, “Will this knowledge make meContinue reading “Plato was walking along the road…”

Epictetus

  “Difficulties are things that show people who they really are!” A slave born in Hierapolis that was to become a saint-like figure for the Greeks and the Romans. Poor, homeless he struggled with super-human energy and dedication to ease the pain of the sufferings of humanity through his teachings. One of his gratest fansContinue reading “Epictetus”

Anxious? Depressed? Try Greek philosophy

(Article published online at: telegraph.co.uk) By Jules Evans, 29 Jun 2013 Crippled by social anxiety and burnt out after a decade of hedonism, Jules Evans eventually found inspiration from the ancient Greeks. Here he tells how 2,000-year-old words of wisdom transformed his life and equipped him to help others solve their modern-day problems Growing upContinue reading “Anxious? Depressed? Try Greek philosophy”

The Decalogue of a Good Teacher

*According to Bertrand Russell Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husbandContinue reading “The Decalogue of a Good Teacher”