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

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher

HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher

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

EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 
EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD
Philosopher

StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC
Philosopher

EmpedoclesEmpedocles
0490 BC
Philosopher

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher
AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
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
Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher

TheophrastusTheophrastus
0371 BC
Plant biologist

AntisthenesAntisthenes
0445 BC
Philosopher

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
11 March 1922
Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University
PyrrhoPyrrho
0360 BC
Philosopher
LeucippusLeucippus
Philosopher

CleanthesCleanthes
0330 BC
Philosopher

ProdicusProdicus
0465 BC
Philosopher

XenocratesXenocrates
0396 BC
Philosopher
Pherecydes of SyrosPherecydes of Syros
0580 BC
Author

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Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens
0133 AD
Philosopher

Apollodorus of AthensApollodorus of Athens
0180 BC
Historian

HippiasHippias
0460 BC
Author

Melissus of SamosMelissus of Samos
0470 BC
Philosopher
PanaetiusPanaetius
0185 BC
Philosopher

ArcesilausArcesilaus
0315 BC
Greek philosopher