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.
PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher
AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher

PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher

PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician
EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD
Philosopher

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher
XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 

GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC
Philosopher

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher

StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian

EmpedoclesEmpedocles
0490 BC
Philosopher
AnaximanderAnaximander
0610 BC
Philosopher

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher
ThalesThales
0624 BC
Philosopher

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar
Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher

DiogenesDiogenes
0412 BC
philosopher

TheophrastusTheophrastus
0371 BC
Plant biologist
Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD
Philosopher

AntisthenesAntisthenes
0445 AD
Philosopher
ArrianArrian
0086 AD
Greek historian

PyrrhoPyrrho
0360 BC
Philosopher

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

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EpimenidesEpimenides
Philosopher
Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD
Philosopher

ProdicusProdicus
0465 BC
Philosopher

PhilolausPhilolaus
0470 AD
Philosopher

Apollodorus of AthensApollodorus of Athens
0180 BC
Historian
Pherecydes of SyrosPherecydes of Syros
0580 BC
Author
CleanthesCleanthes
0330 BC
Philosopher

HippoHippo
Philosopher

Dio ChrysostomDio Chrysostom
0040 AD
Orator

XenocratesXenocrates
0396 BC
Philosopher
AristoxenusAristoxenus
0360 AD
Philosopher

Heraclides PonticusHeraclides Ponticus
0390 AD
Philosopher

Demetrius of PhalerumDemetrius of Phalerum
0350 AD
Orator

Diogenes of BabylonDiogenes of Babylon
0240 AD
Philosopher

Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens
0133 AD
Philosopher
Crates of MallusCrates of Mallus
Grammarian

AenesidemusAenesidemus
0080 AD
Greek philosopher
PanaetiusPanaetius
0185 BC
Philosopher

SpeusippusSpeusippus
0408 AD
Philosopher

ArcesilausArcesilaus
0315 BC
Greek philosopher
Melissus of SamosMelissus of Samos
0470 BC
Philosopher

HippiasHippias
0443 AD
Author
HippiasHippias
0460 BC
Author

DicaearchusDicaearchus
0350 AD
Philosopher

Numenius of ApameaNumenius of Apamea
Philosopher

MenippusMenippus
0300 AD
Satirist

Diodorus CronusDiodorus Cronus
Philosopher
Bion of BorysthenesBion of Borysthenes
0325 AD
Philosopher

StilpoStilpo
0360 AD
Philosopher

Ammonius HermiaeAmmonius Hermiae
0440 AD
Philosopher

George PachymeresGeorge Pachymeres
1242 AD
Historian
Epicharmus of KosEpicharmus of Kos
0460 AD
Dramatist

Plutarch of AthensPlutarch of Athens
0350 AD
Philosopher
CritolausCritolaus
0200 AD
Philosopher

CrantorCrantor
Philosopher

Elia del MedigoElia del Medigo
1458 AD
Philosopher
AedesiusAedesius
Philosopher

AsclepigeniaAsclepigenia
0430 AD
Philosopher
Eugenios VoulgarisEugenios Voulgaris
10 August 1716
Theologian

MetroclesMetrocles
0350 AD
Philosopher

MenedemusMenedemus
0345 AD
Philosopher
Aristobulus of AlexandriaAristobulus of Alexandria
Philosopher

Eusebius of MyndusEusebius of Myndus
30 November 0300
Philosopher
AlbinusAlbinus
Philosopher

Cassius LonginusCassius Longinus
0213 AD
Philosopher

HimeriusHimerius
0315 AD
Philosopher

Phaenias of EresusPhaenias of Eresus
Philosopher
Philostratus the LemnianPhilostratus the Lemnian
0190 AD
Author
CleitomachusCleitomachus
0187 AD
Philosopher

Alexander Of AphrodisiasAlexander Of Aphrodisias
Philosopher

Andronicus Of RhodesAndronicus Of Rhodes
Philosopher

Ariston Of ChiosAriston Of Chios
0320 AD
Philosopher
Diogenes Of ApolloniaDiogenes Of Apollonia
0460 AD
Philosopher

Eudemus Of RhodesEudemus Of Rhodes
0370 AD
Greek philosopher

George Of TrebizondGeorge Of Trebizond
04 April 1395
Byzantine humanist

Hierocles Of AlexandriaHierocles Of Alexandria
Egyptian philosopher

Lysis Of TarentumLysis Of Tarentum
Philosopher
Straton Of LampsacusStraton Of Lampsacus
0335 AD
Philosopher

Timon Of PhliusTimon Of Phlius
0320 AD
Philosopher