The Greeks: Natural Philosophers Max Antonio

While Greek philosophers didn't show up until around the 6th century BC, they definitely played a huge role in the Roman Empire. Not only that, Greek philosophers are said to have influence other cultures like the Western culture. "The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato," said Alfre North Whitehead. This quote shows us that there was a definite influence of ancient greek on the European Renaissance. Basically, the philosophers were able to create a path for western culture and also impacted cultures during its own time.
One of the big questions of the natural philosophers is what subjects did they study. Some of the subjects included political philosophy, metaphysics, biology, aesthetics, ontology, ethics, and logic. The natural philosophers often studied the larger questions of life whether it be approached in a scientific way or mystic way. Some other question were: "What is right and what is wrong?" and "What should we teach the youth."


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