Famous Ancient Greek Philosophers Facts

Ancient Greek Philosophers moved away from a mythological approach to explaining how the world works and instead focused on reason and evidence. Men such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle created Philosophy as we now know it and have had a great influence on western civilization thought. Below you will find a list of many of the most famous ancient Greek Philosophers along with some facts and information about each. This information is written in a style that hopefully both kids and adults will find interesting.

Famous Ancient Greek Presocratic Philosophers

The first ancient Greek philosophers are called "Presocratics" due to the fact they lived before Socrates. From what we know Greek philosophical tradition began in the 6th century BC with the Presocratics. Unlike the most famous Greek Philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, who were from Athens; the Presocratics came from the western and eastern regions of the Greek world. Below is a list of several of these early philosophers

Facts about the Most Famous Ancient Greek Philosophers