By: Ellie Conaway and Makaela Persons
Who are Philosophers?
Philosophers study thinking. Philosophers are play an important role with how we act today. Who philosophers are is already contained in the word philosophy itself. In Greek, philo means love – or devotion – and sophia means wisdom. Philosophers are people devoted to wisdom.
Three of the most famous and influential philosophers of Ancient Greece are Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
Ideas and Beliefs
Different philosophers had different ideas and beliefs about life and other things too. Socrates was always questioning people repeatedly about their beliefs. He tried to find definitions of virtues such as courage and justice. Plato believed that dialect, ethnics, and physics were the three main divisions of philosophy. Aristotle believes that matter is the basis of all that exists and it comprises everything, but in itself is nothing.
Questions about Life
Philosophers tried to answer questions most people wouldn't think to ask. Different philosophers asked and answered different questions. They mostly tried to answer questions about how and how life came to be and what exists throughout the world. Socrates was actually one of the first philosophers to ask,"what is wrong and what is right". Plato asked,"what is justice". Many philosophers asked,"how does the world work, "why are we here," "why do thing happen the way they do," and "How do we know for sure."
How Were They Treated?
Philosophers weren't always treated the same way average people were. The philosophers were often treated very differently. For example, Socrates was treated very poorly compared to Plato. Plato was treated with a high amount of respect.
Thanks For Listening
To conclude, Greek Philosophers and Greek philosophy played an important role in the past and how we live today. Thank you for listening.