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Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – II

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The main point we have seen so far is that, for Aristotle, a happy life is a good life. In other...

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – I

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The Humanities represent man's concern with man and with the human world. In that concern there is no more important problem than...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, Thales

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: Thales, I Thales was...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: General Notions General Notions As...

The Disorders of Philosophy in the Middle Ages

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. After the first flowering of philosophy in Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., there is a long period...

The Misfortunes of Philosophy in Antiquity

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. With the speculations of the pre-Socratic philosophers, with the dialogues of Plato, and with the treatises of Aristotle, philosophy got...

Ancient Philosophers: The Atomists, Leucippus and Democritus

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty V. The Pluralists: The Atomists: Leucippus &...

Ancient Philosophers: The Pluralists, Anaxagoras

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy  Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty  V. The Pluralists: Anaxagoras Anaxagoras, who was of...

Ancient Philosophers: The Pluralists, Empedocles

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty V. The Pluralists: Empedocles Empedocles lived from approximately...

Ancient Philosophers: The Pluralists, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty V. The Pluralists: General Notions General Notions The...

Ancient Philosophers: Heraclitus

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosphers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty III. Heraclitus Heraclitus, called the Obscure because...

Ancient Philosophers: The Ionians, Anaximenes

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of Western Philosophy Ancient Philosphers: The Philosophy of the Early Greek Naturalists, by Jonathan Dolhenty I. The Ionians: Anaximenes Anaximenes also was...

The Comparison of Poplicola with Solon

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “The Comparison of Poplicola with Solon,” Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. There is something singular in the present parallel which has...