0005 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Anaximander

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BC) may have been a pupil of the great Thales of Miletus.  He lived in Miletus in Ionia which lies in modern day Turkey.  He has […]

0004 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Pherekydes of Syros

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Pherekydes of Syros (6th century BC) is thought to be one of the first philosophers (non-poets) to author a cosmogony (an account of how the universe came into existence).  Pherekydes’ lost cosmogonic […]

0003 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Thales of Miletus

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Thales of Miletus (624-586 BC) is regarded by many to be the first philosopher of the western world.  He is noted for being one of the first to predict events in astronomy, […]

0002 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Guan Zhong

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Guan Zhong (c. 745-645 BC) was an advisor and Prime Minister who served Duke Huan of Qi in China. “When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant […]

0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction

Some men and women in history have devoted much of their lives to the pursuit of the truth.  Some have pursued the truth out of a desire for fame or because of a desire to solve problems.  Others have pursued truth because they are afraid of what may happen if […]