Archimedes - Lucille Turner

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part X

In his History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell writes, “Until the Punic Wars, the Romans had been a bucolic people, with the virtues and vices of farmers: austere, industrious, brutal, obstinate and stupid.” It was only when they came into contact with the...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part IX

In the second century BC, while the Roman Empire was stocking its legions and perfecting its drills, the outlook of Greek philosophers was becoming more and more individualistic. They began to abandon ideas that no longer had a place in the chaos and uncertainty of...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part VIII

  Aristotle’s pupil was a certain Alexander, a Macedonian prince who would grow up to establish an empire as big as the empire of the Ottomans, which would come into being a thousand years later. The Ottomans would one day take the last remnant of the Greek world, the...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part VII

  William of Ockham, an English philosopher, is credited with the principle of Occam’s razor, also used by scientists such as Einstein. The Occam’s razor principle says that the simplest solution is normally the right one, and it rests upon the same rational,...