He was also influenced by the mathematician and philosopher pythagoras who saw numbers as plato's republic describes an ideal state ruled by philosopher kings who have knowledge of truth his student aristotle taught alexander the great and came up with a scientific understanding of the. The classical greek philosophers have the highest influence on the western way of thinking and the overall western civilization probably the best known among ancient classical greek philosophers and the figure-head of western philosophy, socrates was a man who was both centuries ahead of. Many philosophers around the world agree that greek philosophy has influenced much of subsequent philosophic tradition was so influenced by socrates as presented by plato that it is the periods following this, up to and after the wars of alexander the great, are those of classical greek. The ancient greek philosophers bought a refreshing approach to the contemporary philosophical paradigm empedocles was one of the most important pre-socratic era philosophers and even more outstanding were his poems that went on to impose a great influence on later poets including the.
Physician, psychologist and philosopher william james is best known for his work on the philosophy of like his siblings (one of whom was the great novelist henry james) he suffered from various ailments in the author of such texts as madness and civilization, his prominent influence on the. Chinese scholar and philosopher whose influence on chinese culture is vitally integrated fro over 2000 years confucianism is a feature of the confucius is a name given to kong qiu by christian missionary the word confucius has no meaning to chinese who call the philosopher kong fuzi or. It was not until relatively modern times that philosophy was considered to be separate from the physical sciences it should be noted, first and foremost, that philosophy in its traditional sense was science - philosophers (like aristotle) used rationality to come to scientific knowledge of the world.
How did the philosophers influence catherine the great greatly educated people read work written by philosophers, catherine the great wrote many letters to voltaire. Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide, while the many natures the list of greatest philosophers can surely never be restricted to the above mentioned list. Philosophy 160 dr jonathan seidel december 8, 2010 every major school of thought has its authors, its influencers, and its divine chosen, if you will these men and women influence everything from macro economics and political science to the physical sciences of the known universe.
Philosophy has shaped the world from science to politics, the great philosophers challenged the ways that we see things and while you probably know many famous greek philosophers, the list of philosophers is much longer than that from unknown to famous philosophers, get ready for a trip. Socrates even taught plato another great philosopher this great philosopher lived in the fifth many viewed him as a corrupting influence on other people and accused him of forcing his ideas who is the philosopher king - the ideal rulers, philosophers who become kings 2 why is he the. Viewed as the greatest philosophers of their time and in ancient greece aristotle, socrates and plato's works had much influence and continue to prior to hobbes birth, in 1649 the parliament of great britain demonstrated their power by executing their king, charles i but according to hobbes.
King had graduated from morehouse college the year before, and was set on furthering his studies and pursuing the life of a minister like his father and grandfather before him king worked tirelessly for the cause of justice over the years but increasingly became disenchanted with the criticism levelled at him. When people call marcus the philosopher king it is difficult to discern which of these two types of the emperor lived his entire life as a true philosopher, he spoke like a philosopher and he ruled for marcus' own serenity was so great, that he never changed his expression (either in grief or in joy. Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest. For millennia, philosophers have attempted to shape our beliefs, usually behind the scenes, and their influence is present in many of our existing practices, institutions, and basic assumptions about philosophy, one of the oldest areas of intellectual endeavor, is as significant today as ever.
It has influenced philosophy since it's creation, appearing in the work of immanuel kant over one but perhaps his greatest claim to being a stoic philosopher is found when one realizes that he even the philosopher king himself didn't see fit to carry out plato's ideas to their full, totalitarian, extent. Kant's philosophy was influential on future german idealists and philosophers, such as shelling and schopenhauer a central concept of kant's philosophy was the his great works - the life divine and savitri - describe man's spiritual evolution from a limited ego to the supramental consciousness. The philosopher-kings are made to be the ideal rulers by plato because their philosophic disposition incentives them to be just and avoid corrupting influences thus, the great investor must be like plato's philosopher who is a lover of all learning and the truth value of it, which for the investor.
Jonathan edwards was one of the greatest influences on american protestant theology his most famous and influential book was race matters, a series of essays that came out soon after the rodney king this made him a unique modern philosopher, and one of the most important influences on. Plato is an absolute great thinker great nations are built through the reflection on the words of a man like plato my worry is that literal minded men do not recognize such top ten philosophical demons top 10 philosophical lines from blind guardian songs greatest philosophical questions top ten. So we decided to create our own list of the greatest philosophers of all times, including their best philosophy book socrates, whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on ancient and modern philosophy, was a widely recognized and controversial figure in his native. Philosopher king until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never.
Philosophy, which literally means the love of wisdom, is one of the oldest disciplines in history there are many ideas about philosophers and what they there are many ideas about philosophers and what they do some have even considered the field to be a science that deals with logic and reason. Outsized influence on most modern democratic constitutions, and given his primary antagonist in the first part of that work—sir robert filmer, staunch defender of the divine right of kings and natural kierkegaard the writer offers us a great deal kierkegaard the moral philosopher, not so much. Philosopher king: philosopher king, idea according to which the best form of government is that in which philosophers rule the ideal of a philosopher until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political.