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Greek philosophy from the Classical and Hellenistic period

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Discuss and define Greek philosophy from the Classical and Hellenistic period. Be sure you discuss two different types of philosophers, one from each period, and their ideas.

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The Classical period (500-336) of ancient Greek was between 500 B. C., when the Greeks began to come into conflict with the kingdom of Persia to the east, and the death of the Macedonian king and conqueror Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. During this time period Greek philosophers focused on attempts to explain the universe on the basis of unifying principles. For example, Thales of Miletus, an Ionian Greek who lived around 600 BC believed that all things were linked by water as the basic substance. Another Ionian Greek, ...

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This solution discusses Greek philosophy from the Classical and Hellenistic period. Different types of philosophers from each period are also discussed.

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