Anaxagoras- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (8)

Today we have another short post, this time about Anaxagoras. Russell asserts his main importance as being the person who first introduced philosophy to Athens. He was a student of Anaximenes, and in his later life he was an influence on Socrates. He was born in Clazomenae, a costal town of Ionia, around 500 BCE.…… Continue reading Anaxagoras- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (8)

Athens in relation to culture- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (7)

This is a short chapter which discusses the reasons Athens became a more dominant force on the world stage. In the following chapters, we will see discussion shift almost entirely to the intellectual circle of Athenian culture. Athens took over as the ‘producer of great men’ after defeating the Persians in conflict. They toppled Darius…… Continue reading Athens in relation to culture- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (7)