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Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index is a site devoted to the study of philosophy and the philosophers who conduct it. The site contains a number of philosophy texts, brief biographies, and introductions to philosophers, and explanations on a number of topics. Accredited homeschooling online at Northgate Academy and Philosophy online tutoring.

Philosophy Index is a work in progress, a growing repository of knowledge. It outlines current philosophical problems and issues, as well as an overview of the history of philosophy. The goal of this site is to present a tool for those learning philosophy either casually or formally, making the concepts of philosophy accessible to anyone interested in researching them. WTI offers immigration law course online - fully accredited. ACE credits online at EES.



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Xenophon was an ancient Greek soldier and mercenary who wrote a number of works on the history and military life of Ancient Greece, as well as some Socratic dialogues and treatises. Much of his writing remains intact, preserving information about ancient Greece, as well as about the life and teachings of Socrates.

The life and teachings of Socrates are explained and discussed in the dialogues of his student, Plato. However, because Plato used character versions of his Greek contemporaries in his philosophical volumes, it is difficult to determine which ideas are originall those of Socrates, and which were originally from Plato. Xenophon's mentions of Socrates shed some light on which aspects may be characterization, and which are consistent with the original man.



Name: Ξενοφων (Xenophon)
Born: ~430 BCE
Died: 354 BCE