School of Miletus

The School of Miletus arises during the 7th century BC, when there were many social, political and economic factors that were responsible for generating the colonial expansion of the Hellenic peninsula towards Asia Minor and its coasts. At that time, great cultural exchanges took place that generated the formation of a free thought full of religious traditions and mythical beliefs. Among … Read more

Thales of Miletus

Famous Greek philosopher and mathematician , Thales of Miletus is known for being the founder of the School of Miletus to which other famous representatives such as Anaximenes and Anaximander belonged. He was considered in ancient times as one of the Seven Sages of Greece . He was one of the first scholars to transcend the mythological approach that characterized Greek philosophy in centuries past. Occupation: Philosopher, … Read more


Famous Greek philosopher who was a disciple and follower of Anaximander. He had a great role as a meteorologist and astronomer . He was a member of the Milesian school and claimed that the first and only material to give rise to all things found in the world was air. He thought that air was the origin of everything, fire and condensation and that from there were derived … Read more


He was born in Miletus in the year 610 BC He lived for a long time in the time of Polycrates, who was a great thrown in Samos during the years 538 to 522 BC He was a great Greek philosopher, geometrist and astronomer , disciple of Thales of Miletus, he was also part from the school and succeeded Thales … Read more


The word sophist comes from the Greek word Sophos which means wise, but at the same time it has a different meaning, it means manipulator, because the sophist is a person who uses different sophisms or false arguments that seem to be true. For this reason, the word has today become a word of contradiction and a derogatory term. Actually, when … Read more


Along with Protagoras , this man born in Sicily represents one of the most important sophists . His enormous oratorical ability, his incredible rhetoric and his teachings, incorporated very remarkable poetic elements such as parallelism , antithesis , rhyme and meter . Gorgias was a well-known traveler throughout all of Greece. He dedicated himself to traveling from city to city practicing his teachings. Some say that he was a great disciple of Empedocles , … Read more

Elea Parmenides

Parmenides of Elea is considered like the founder of the school of Elea, although the fact does not verify truthfully. Parmenides wrote a single work, it was a philosophical poem in epic verse about nature, in which he advocated the existence of the absolute being , whose nature admitted to be inconceivable since this absolute Being is dissociated from all limitations under human thought. He maintained … Read more

Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Elea was a famous and renowned Greek philosopher . He is known as the last representative of the Eleatic School , after Xenophanes of Colophon and Parmenides of Elea . He was a fervent disciple of Parmenides with whom he went to live in Athens in the middle of the 5th century BC. In this place, he met Socrates and wrote his prose book on nature … Read more


Protagoras of Abdera was one of the many 5th century Greek thinkers (including also Gorgias, Hippias, and Prodicus) better known as the oldest sophists in the world, they were a group of itinerant professors or intellectuals who considered themselves experts in rhetoric. (which was the science of oratory) and in matters related to it. It was and is mainly known for three … Read more

Eleatic school

The Eleatic school was a current originated in Greece, this school developed and originated in the 6th century BC Its name was taken from the Greek city of Elea , which is located in southern Italy. It was founded by the famous philosopher Parmenides , and made up of Zeno and Meliso de Samos. Parmenides was considered its main and most important member. When was … Read more