The first philosophers
The beginning of philosophy took place on the
Ionian coast, an area in Asia Minor which is now
part of Turkey, but which in the 6th century B.C.
Phil 3 worlds, parts of city, of soul
Philosophy is a three-ringed circus - beware of the clowns/sophists
The Worlds Contents
Emotional - Language
Intro to Philosophy The Four areas of inquiry
The 3 circles - mythos to logos - poetry to philosophy - religion to science
God/World/Man. The several disciplines that follow from a reaction to AND reflection on the many
distinct relationship between these
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1:2Now the earth was formless
and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. Gods Spirit was hovering over the
surface of the waters.
God said, Let there be light, and there was ligh
Faith Reason divine agents to natural agency
Material-agent cause World of Becoming
Mind seeks similarity in differences
Effects back to causes
Religion: many effects to many gods
Philosophy: many effects to limited causes -4 elements, opposites (agent ca
The first philosophers
The beginning of philosophy took place on the Ionian coast, an area in Asia Minor which is
now part of Turkey, but which in the 6th century B.C. was colonized by Greeks.
The most fundamental question in philosophy was the first one
Reflections on The pre-Socratics
Hi All, here are some email conversations I have had with a couple of the students
concerning the beginnings of Philosophy in 6th Cent. BC. The transition from the
poetic/mythico-religious explanations to a rational, evide
Common Elements in Creation Myths
It is in the nature of humans to wonder about the unknown and search for answers. At the
foundation of nearly every culture is a creation myth that explains how the wonders of
the earth came to be. These m
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Is There an Evil Genius?
Rene Descartes talks about many different things in his Meditations on First Philosophy. One of the things that he writes about is the possibility of the existence of an evil genius th
Contemplating: All the gods are doin it. When Platos Socrates was executed for impiety and corruption of the city, what he said would happen, happened. The city started to think, and think hard. Aristotles publications of the Metaphysics and the Nico