Essays Tagged: "greek philosophers"

Zeno of Elea

History of MathZeno of EleaZeno of Elea is a Greek mathematician. He would, however, be better described as aphilosopher. Little is known about h ... comes from the writings of Aristotle. Zeno is said to have lived duringthe fifth century BC in the Greek town of Elea in southern Italy. Zeno is important to the study ofMath History because of his m ... circulating through the region concerning whatwe today would call a timespace continuum. The other Greek philosophers and mathematiciansthought that the world was a plurality of points and instants.1 ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

this is a short two page essay comparing greek democracy to american democracy. it shows how they have very little similarities.

Ancient democracy to present democracyThe word democracy is derived from two Greek words, demos, which means people, and kratos, which means rule. Today the word has come to mea ... ans rule. Today the word has come to mean exactly that, ruled by the people. Many ancient political Greek philosophers would use the phrase "the governors are to be governed" which we can relate to to ... uld use the phrase "the governors are to be governed" which we can relate to today. Even though the Greek's notion of democracy is dramatically different from our current democracy, it has been one of ...

(2 pages) 136 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Contributions to Thought and Science.

Major Greek contributions include astronomy, optics, and acoustics, along with major advances in mathemati ... vances in mathematics. Science in ancient Greece was based on logical thinking and mathematics. The Greeks were very interested to know about the world, the heavens, and themselves. Greek geniuses wer ... t the world, the heavens, and themselves. Greek geniuses were lucid thinkers and bold reasoners.The Greek philosophers were very much drawn to mathematics. They invented its generality, analyzed its p ...

(6 pages) 122 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Critical Analysis "The School of Athens" High Renaissance: Italian (Florentine) "The School of Athens". 1509-11. Wall fresco. Signature room, The Vatican, Rome: Raphael.

In this painting, you see around 60 Greek philosophers arranged in a very large hall. The philosophers are talking to each other, discus ... es are arranged like actors in a tired architectural setting, Raphael has represented distinguished Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle (the central figures) Socrates and Euclid. Composition h ... atching perfectly to each figure and object.The themes he is exploring are philosophic thinking buy Greek Philosophers, who are expressing their theories and beliefs to one another. What this work mea ...

(2 pages) 18178 4 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Critically evaluate the main principles of legal positivism and natural law.

The history of "Natural Law" is extensive. Classical Greek Naturalism was the major doctrine until Christian Theologian Doctrine replaced it. As societie ... erseded by Positivism. We have been asked to critically evaluate these two schools of Jurisprudence.Greek NaturalismThe classical Greek philosophers believed that natural law was a moral order, which ...

(14 pages) 512 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

School of Athens by Raphael Santi

This painting truly was the quintessential depiction of the Renaissance.This painting contains many Greek philosophers arranged in a large architectural setting. They are presumably talking to each ot ... the philosophic thinking and the search for truth that was apparent during both the Renaissance and Greek antiquity. Many of the philosophers have double identities with contemporary artists. This dem ...

(2 pages) 106 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

A Comparison of the Medical Knowledge and Practises of the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks

ard off evil-spirits and the physicians would use herbs, and even simple surgery to cure people.The Greeks on the other hand developed later, around 1600 BC, whilst the Egyptians were still flourishin ... d Healer God who would cure you of your illness whilst you slept. As their culture evolved however, Greek Philosophers and Doctors found more and more natural causes for disease. This did not mean the ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Raphels school of athens. this is an essay describing the painting

ple from Greece and the Renaissance time period. In the middle of the painting are two of the great Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. In the hands of each is one of their writings. In Plato's h ... the painting. The significance to the time period is an obvious one, it shows how much of a impact Greek culture, as shown by two Greek gods being in the painting, and Greek philosophy, as shown by t ...

(1 pages) 41 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Taxonomy

ise 1 was about classification. We learned about taxonomy, the classification of organisms, and the Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, who discovered natural groupings among living beings. Carl ...

(1 pages) 60 4 1.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

History of Atomic Theory

ts]."Dr. Hugh SalzburgChemistry HistorianThe idea that matter is composed of atoms goes back to the Greek philosophers, notably Democritus, and has never since been entirely lost sight of, though ther ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Scientific Revolution: How Scientists and Philosophers Changed Medieval Ideas on Science and Natural Law

ts at the trunk and roots of the tree. These and other types of theories were set in motion by many Greek philosophers and had been accepted by society for centuries. This way of looking at the world ...

(9 pages) 89 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Fate vs. Freewill

freewill is a never ending controversy. It is as old as time itself. It all started by the spark of Greek philosophy and went onward. Greek philosophers started questioning the world around us and out ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Life of Anaximander , an early Greek philosopher.

Anaximander, who lived from 611-546 BCE, was an astronomer and was one of the first Greek philosophers. His most important work was on what is the origin of all things. He is considere ... celestial wheels.6. Theorized on the evolution on man.Table 1Anaximander and among the other first Greek philosophers were searching for what the universe was made of. They were searching for the pri ...

(7 pages) 23 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Creating Law: Philosophers of Law

ughout his lifetime he made philosophical breakthroughs that opened minds to a new way of thinking (Greek Philosophers). He was born in a town in northern Greece called Stagira and this is where his p ... ristotle believed "justice should be done with equity" (Blair 2004). It is blatantly clear that the Greek philosopher is a fundamental part of the evolution of philosophy and law.Most famous for his " ...

(8 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Notes on The Hellenistic Age: Cultural Diffusion

s a result of Alexander the Great's conquests of the lands between Greece and India--it widened the Greeks' horizon and weakened their ties to their native cities.* Greek philosophers had a limited co ... ir native cities.* Greek philosophers had a limited conception of humanity, dividing the world into Greek and barbarian. In the Hellenistic Age, the intermingling of Greeks and peoples of the Near Eas ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Aristotle's Change

appeals to Aristotle's four causes be considered "scientific" explanations of phenomena?IntroductionGreek philosophers are considered to be the founders of modern philosophy. Their thoughts, ideas, as ... and understandings about the world lead to the foundation of thought later in history. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, born in 384 B.C., and was a follower of Plato. However, Aristotle had a view of c ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Review of Aristotle's painting

In this painting, you see around 60 Greek philosophers arranged in a very large hall. The philosophers are talking to each other, discus ... es are arranged like actors in a tired architectural setting, Raphael has represented distinguished Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle (the central figures) Socrates and Euclid. Composition h ... of hall entrance with sky surrounding them. The themes he is exploring are philosophic thinking buy Greek Philosophers, who are expressing their theories and beliefs to one another. What this work mea ...

(1 pages) 15 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Aristotle

Aristotle's Own Plato may have been the greatest of Greek philosophers. But he failed to convince his greatest student of these doctrines. As founder of ... h of the different types of plants and animals through dissection,"� in G.E.R. Lloyd's Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle. Aristotle was also able to apply observation to Physics. He disc ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Importance Of Nonverbal Communications In Today’s Society

the advent of language about 100,000 years ago, people expanded on verbal communications. Later the Greek philosophers, circa 427 BC, believed that ideas in philosophers' heads, expressed in proper co ...

(5 pages) 109 0 4.3 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Aristotle

ople of this time who believe in fantastic myths and long tails. Furthermore he became the greatest Greek philosophers of all times. Aristotle was born in 384 BC, at Stagirus. Aristotle was a student ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy