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

PlatoPlato

0428 BC

PythagorasPythagoras

0570 BC

HeraclitusHeraclitus

0535 BC

DemocritusDemocritus

0460 BC

EpicurusEpicurus

31 January 0341

PlutarchPlutarch

0045 AD

GalenGalen

0130 AD

XenophonXenophon

0430 BC

StraboStrabo

0064 BC

vNikos Kazantzakis

18 February 1883

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AnaxagorasAnaxagoras

0510 BC

ThalesThales

0624 BC

ProtagorasProtagoras

0490 BC

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena

01 December 1083

DiogenesDiogenes

0412 BC

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EpictetusEpictetus

0050 AD

AspasiaAspasia

0470 BC

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium

0334 BC

ChrysippusChrysippus

0279 BC

TheophrastusTheophrastus

0371 BC

AntisthenesAntisthenes

0445 BC

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LeucippusLeucippus
Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis

11 March 1922

PyrrhoPyrrho

0360 BC

ProdicusProdicus

0465 BC

Pherecydes of SyrosPherecydes of Syros

0580 BC

XenocratesXenocrates

0396 BC

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CleanthesCleanthes

0330 BC

ApollodorusApollodorus

0180 BC

Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens

0133 AD

HippiasHippias

0460 BC

Melissus of SamosMelissus of Samos

0470 BC

PanaetiusPanaetius

0185 BC

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ArcesilausArcesilaus

0315 BC