Thursday, September 18, 2008



From the vid info: Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doctrines, and we might be tempted to regard one or other of those characters as alone historical. Pythagoras page.


Anonymous said...

I'm interested in how Socrates rejected Pythagoras' work for being related to the cosmos rather than man.

dedroidify said...

Me too now James :p will check that out. Isn't everything in the end about semantics? jk, or am I? ;p

daytoday said...

PATHAGORAS 576 BC, died 495 BC)
SOCRATES 469 BC–399 BC[1])
PLATO 428 BC[a] – 348 BC),
ARISTOTLE 384 BC – 322 BC)