Basic concepts of Greek philosophy. Physis (nature) and zoe (life) Psyche (soul) and nous (mind) Taxis (order) and kosmos (world) To on (being), ousia (essence) and genesis (becoming). Anthropos (man) Techne (art) Polis (city-state)
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Nature (physis) presents itself as emergent reality, one material world in which human persons are embedded, one mysterious whole that may have no overarching meaning, or one that may never be known by man…
Note the wings: the Greek psyche also meant ‘butterfly.’
Psyche, born mortal, was loved by Eros. After she descended into Hades, Zeus made her immortal.
The “fixed stars” rotate around the geocenter, where elemental earth gathered, then water, air and fire. Sun, moon and planets circle in other orbits. Earth and Man are in the center, God at the outer limit, moving it all…
Q: Is there an “essential structure” of being, or is reality = ever-changing, ever-becoming?
“Men think there are many logoi, but in reality (physis) there is only one.” –Heraclitus
“In the beginning was the Logos.” - John
Q: Is there an ‘art’ of living? Or is living wisely a something beyond ‘craft’ and ‘technique’?
Q: Is happiness found in having, doing or being? In family or fame, wealth or knowledge?
Q: Highest theory = science or philosophy?
Q: Best way of life = active or contemplative?
Philosophers at the Academy. What did they discuss? The concepts of nature, life, soul, mind, order, world, being and becoming, logos, man, art, polis, virtue and happiness…