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dialectic

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The method of reasoning that proceeds by question and answer and logical argument, famously illustrated by the dialogues of Socrates (470–399bce) as recorded by Plato (c.428–347bce). Teaching of ...
Hellenistic philosophy

Hellenistic philosophy  

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A rubric invented by scholars to cover the period of Greek philosophy between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc and the end of the Roman Republic in ...
history of centres and departments of philosophy

history of centres and departments of philosophy  

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Philosophy is a collaborative pursuit, unlike the meditative activity of sages which is commonly conceived to flourish best in isolated or even hermetic conditions. The form of collaboration ...
Platonism

Platonism  

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Generally, any view supposed to owe its classical origin to the dialogues of Plato. In modern philosophy the view taken especially from the middle dialogues of Plato that abstract objects, such as ...
Roman philosophy

Roman philosophy  

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The distinction between ancient Roman philosophy and the Greek tradition from which it sprang and which continued alongside it can only be partial; the same is true of many other ...
scepticism

scepticism  

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(Greek, skepsis, enquiry or questioning)Although Greek scepticism centred on the value of enquiry and questioning, scepticism is now the denial that knowledge or even rational belief is possible, ...

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