Socratic Schools
Socrates’ personality had a strong impact not only on Plato but also on the so-called minor Socratic...
Cappadocians and Platonism
The thought of the Cappadocian Christian thinkers of the fourth century (especially Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa,...
Aristotle
Aristotle carries out a systematic and rigorous critique of the theory of Forms. His basic objection is that Forms...
Olympiodorus
Neoplatonic philosopher who flourished in the 6th century CE at Alexandria. Olympiodorus is the last known head of the...
Antiochus of Ascalon
Platonist philosopher (ca. 130-68 BCE), pupil of the Academic sceptic, Philo of Larissa, from whom he departed rejecting Philo’s skepticism as unfitting to Plato’s philosophy.
Pico della Mirandola
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) is the second best known philosopher after Marsilio Ficino. He broadened the scope of Renaissance philosophy as to include almost every philosophical and...
Porphyry
Major Neoplatonist philosopher of the 3rd century AD (234 – ca 305 AD), disciple and editor of Plotinus, well known for his deep involvement in anti-Christian polemics.
Philebus
This is one of the late Platonic dialogues, also known in antiquity by the subtitle peri hēdonēs, ēthikos (On pleasure, pertaining to ethics). Plato’s stated aim here is the investigation of...
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