Greek Philosophy - Lucille Turner

A Short History of Ideas – Evil

As Christianity spread its influence over Rome’s old empire, with its promise of immortality for those who repented of their sins, the concept of evil and what it represented became a subject of vital importance. In my last post on Sin, Saint Jerome is noted as having...
A Short History of Ideas – Heaven

A Short History of Ideas – Heaven

As the Greek world died away the Roman Empire became the principal power in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.  With its blend of military might and relative barbarity, it broke the spirit of creativity the Hellenic world had generated. It made people fear the future...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part VI

READ PARTS I to V HERE     As a young man of 17 or 18 years, Aristotle was sent to Plato’s Academy to learn from the great master himself, who by now had become almost a legend in his own right with his Dialogues based on the Socratic method of posing a rhetorical...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part V

   READ PARTS I to IV HERE   SLXLM​​   While Socrates was defending his opinions in the great halls of Athens, the city-state was falling apart. Wars were being fought, and people were becoming poor. Perhaps this was the reason for the ultimate condemnation of...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part IV

   READ PARTS I, II AND III HERE SLXLM​​   Around the same time that Pythagoras was reflecting on the impossibility of irrational numbers and the apparently numerical nature of eternity, across the Aegean Sea in the city of Athens other ideas were taking shape....