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Philosopher File: Pythagoras
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Philosopher File: Pythagoras

Will Buckingham
Will Buckingham
Pythagoras was the first philosopher to talk about 'philosophia', or 'the love of wisdom.' He set up a philosophical community where he taught the transmigration of souls, and the centrality of mathematics for an understanding of the universe.
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Will Buckingham
Will Buckingham
Looking for Wisdom is close to launching. So here's a bit about my forthcoming plans for the site, and about the philosophical angle I'll be taking.
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Philosopher File: Aspasia
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Philosopher File: Aspasia

Will Buckingham
Will Buckingham
Along with Diotima, Aspasia was one of the two women philosophers whom Plato recognised as a teacher of Socrates. Her biography is subject to debate, but she is still famous for her knowledge of rhetoric and her skill in debate.
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Philosopher File: Diotima
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Philosopher File: Diotima

Will Buckingham
Will Buckingham
Diotima was a teacher of Socrates, a priestess, and a philosopher of love. She appears only once in contemporary accounts, in the work of Plato; and for centuries, scholars have debated her historicity. But whether or not she truly existed, the ideas attributed to her are both subtle and powerful.
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