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)

Empedocles- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter (6)

Empedocles represents the cusp of Greek scientific endeavour. He was a brilliant thinker in regards of his science, but his religious life was rather different. It is worth separating the two because of how at odds with each other they are. He flourished around the date of 440BCE in Akragas. He was originally a successful…… Continue reading Empedocles- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter (6)