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LivedNameSchool and Notable Facts
1st / 2nd century ADCynicism, known for his severe asceticism and teacher of Demonax
1st / 2nd century ADPyrrhonist, thought to be the creator of the 'five grounds of doubt'
7th / 6th century BCMilesian, the indefinite (or apeiron) was the source of all things
4th / 3th century BCAcademic skeptic, presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it
4th century BCPeripatetic, 'the first genuine scientist in history', tutored Alexander the Great
c. 214 BC – 129/8 BCAcademic skeptic, known for the ethics thought experiment 'the plank of ...'
412 or 404 BC - 323 BCCynic, often slept in a large ceramic jar in the marketplace, carried a lamp in the daytime
c. 490 – c. 430 BCPluralist, all matter is made up of four elements: water, earth, air and fire
AD 55 – 135Stoic, wrote The Enchiridion, a handbook of Stoic ethical advice
341–270 BCEpicurean, said that the purpose of philosophy was to attain tranquility characterized by ataraxia
c. 535 – c. 475 BCEphesian, claimed that 'You cannot step in the same river twice' and 'Everything Flows'
350-370 – 415Neoplatonic, was murdered by a Christian mob or by Christian zealots
LivedNameSchool and Notable Facts
late 6th or early 5th century BCEleatic, held that the only thing that exists is being itself, teacher of Zeno of Elea
428/427 BC - 348/347 BCAcademic, founder of the Academy in Athens, widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition
c. 204/5 – 270Neoplatonic, in his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul, inspired centuries of metaphysicians and mystics
234 – c. 305Neoplatonic, wrote the Isagoge, an introduction to Aristotle's 'Categories'
c. 570 – c. 495 BCPythagorean, best known for the theorem which bears his name
470/469 – 399 BCSocratic, founding figure of Western philosophy, died by drinking the hemlock
c. 407 BC – 339 BCAcademic, developed the philosophy of Plato, but rejected the Theory of Forms
c. 624 – c. 546 BCMilesian, the first philosopher, held that the first principle (arche) is water, one of the Seven Sages of Greece
c. 396 BC – 314 BCAcademic, He distinguished three forms of being, the sensible, the intelligible, and a third compounded of the two, to which correspond respectively, sense, intellect and opinion
c. 570 – c. 475 BCEleatic, claimed that, if oxen were able to imagine gods, those gods would be in the image of oxen
c. 490 – c. 430 BCEleatic, famous for his paradoxes

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