Imagine the genre of philosophy without Aristotle, Socrates, Thales, Pythagoras or even Epicurus? Greek philosophers and their contribution to philosophy have been immeasurable. They laid down some of the primary fundamentals of philosophy which the world today rests on. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that they were the creators of the genre of philosophy and science who through their theories created the modern civilization that we know of today. While some profoundly shaped much of the medieval scholarship through their influential work, there were many other Greek philosophers whose works were recognized only years after their death. Credit for the Western philosophy and culture that we study today needs to be given Greek philosophers whose ideologies and approach served as a strong foundation for the same. Interestingly, Greek philosophers spanned their works covering various genres and subjects such as physics, biology, metaphysics, zoology, astronomy, mathematics, music, ethics, politics, epistemology, ontology, rhetoric and aesthetics. Till date, their works form the object of active academic study and has brought about a revolution in philosophy. Dig into this section and brief yourself with life, works and philosophies of Greek philosophers.
AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great
PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher

PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician

PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &
EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher

XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 
StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer
ThalesThales
0624 BC
Philosopher

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher
Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher
DiogenesDiogenes
0412 BC
philosopher

EpictetusEpictetus
0050 AD
Philosopher

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher
Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC
Philosopher
TheophrastusTheophrastus
0371 BC
Plant biologist

AntisthenesAntisthenes
0445 BC
Philosopher

PyrrhoPyrrho
0360 BC
Philosopher

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
11 March 1922
Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University
LeucippusLeucippus
Philosopher
ProdicusProdicus
0465 BC
Philosopher

Pherecydes of SyrosPherecydes of Syros
0580 BC
Author

CleanthesCleanthes
0330 BC
Philosopher

XenocratesXenocrates
0396 BC
Philosopher
ApollodorusApollodorus
0180 BC
Historian

Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens
0133 AD
Philosopher

HippiasHippias
0460 BC
Author

Melissus of SamosMelissus of Samos
0470 BC
Philosopher

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PanaetiusPanaetius
0185 BC
Philosopher
ArcesilausArcesilaus
0315 BC
Greek philosopher