Ancient Philosophers

Ancient Philosophers - Ancient Philosophers Thales Water is...

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Ancient Philosophers
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Thales
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Water is the really real “Everything is full of gods”
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Anaximander
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Opposites Cannot make up one another The really real is the indeterminate, the ultimate, the apeiron
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Anaximenes
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Air is the really real
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Pythagoras
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All things result from limiting the unlimited Universe best described in terms of mathematics Philosophy as a way of life
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Xenophanes
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Earth is really real Protested anthropomorphism
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Heraclitus
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Fire is really real
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Parmenides
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Saw all being as: one, uncreated, imperishable, timeless, immutable, perfect and spherical Held unintelligibility of nothingness Held impossibility of change Tanned Socrates argument
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Anaxagoras
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Reductionist Held that seeds are the really real Seeds are small and everything has a seed form Seeds hold all the properties of the macrocosm of the seed
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Zeno
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Parmenidian beliefs Offered argument against plurality Offered two arguments against motion Arguments still debated today
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 30301 taught by Professor Fredosso during the Spring '08 term at Notre Dame.

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