Example Response: Predecessors of Socrates

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The Predecessors of Socrates There were philosophers before Socrates, but no one really knows what their ideas were. Philosophy began near Turkey. Philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes were the first to have a teacher-student relationship. Thales was a man of great wisdom. He was an astronomer, a mathematician, and a statesman. Thales proved philosophers could be rich if they wanted to be. Thales stated that all things once came from water. The reciprocal relationship is what supports both the
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Unformatted text preview: individual and the whole. Thales believed thing were “full of gods.” Anaximenes believed things once came from air. Pythagoras believed in the transmigration of souls. Thales, Pythagoras, and Heraclitus were all struggling with the notion of unity individually. Logos is very valuable throughout history. Logos is used in the bible....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Nnodim during the Spring '08 term at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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