General Knowledge

Ancient Greek Philosophy

What does it mean to be a sceptic, or a cosmopolitan? Who was it who first talked about atoms? Why is it sometimes good to be a cynic? Why do Plato and Aristotle still matter today? Ancient Greek Philosophy will give you a whirlwind tour of some of the major philosophers and major ideas in the Greek tradition. We’ll explore some of the ancient world’s strangest and most profound thinkers. And we’ll ask what relevance ancient Greek philosophy still has for us in the 21st Century.

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Created by Dr. Will Buckingham
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Dr. Will Buckingham is a writer and philosopher currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has a PhD in philosophy, and a masters degree in anthropology. He is the author of 11 books, and has contributed to Dorling Kindersley’s globally-bestselling The Philosophy Book. He has also written an introduction to philosophies of well-being called "Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide" (Icon Books / Totem Books). He has taught in universities in the UK, China, Myanmar and Bulgaria.