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Greek Philosophy. The School of Athens. What is Philosophy?. Philosophy: means the love of knowledge Philo means Love s ophy means knowledge or study Athens is the birthplace of Western Philosophy; three major Philosophers would shape thinking in Athens Socrates Plato Aristotle.

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Greek philosophy

Greek Philosophy

The School of Athens


What is philosophy
What is Philosophy?

  • Philosophy: means the love of knowledge

    • Philo means Love

    • sophy means knowledge or study

  • Athens is the birthplace of Western Philosophy; three major Philosophers would shape thinking in Athens

    • Socrates

    • Plato

    • Aristotle


Socrates
Socrates

  • Examined Beliefs and Morality

  • Pointed out Hypocrisy and Ignorance

  • “Only one good ‘Knowledge’ and one evil ‘ignorance’”

  • Self-Examination through the Socratic Method


Plato
Plato

  • A student of Socrates

  • Founded the Academy in Athens (The first of its kind)

  • Taught the lessons of Socrates

  • His most famous work is the Republic

    • This work describes the perfect Society (Democracy)


Aristotle
Aristotle

  • Student of Socrates and Plato

  • Studied Logic, providing the basis for the Scientific Method that we all love

  • Teacher of Alexander the Great