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Philosophy Periods

When did modern philosophy start? What is the difference between early modern and modern philosophy? What is distinctive and ancient Greek philosophy? Discover the turning points in the history of philosophy, along with their specific problems.

Ancient Greek Philosophy
Ancient Greek philosophy extends from as far as the seventh century B.C. up until the beginning of the Roman Empire, in first century A.D. During this period five great philosophical traditions originated: the Platonist, the Aristotelian, the Stoic, the Epicurean, and the Skeptic.

Humanism was a cultural movement that developed in Europe starting from the second half of thirteen hundreds. It reached its peak in fourteen and fifteen hundreds, most remarkably in Florence (Italy), during that period which goes under the label of Renaissance. Humanism affected all the arts and sciences as well as politics, religion, and...

The Enlightenment
Enlightenment, or the Age of the Enlightened, was an intellectual movement most fertile between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in central Europe (France and Germany most distinctly) as well as in Russia and North America. The movement converged around the (at times unconditional) belief in the light of reason, regarded as the best gift...

Early Modern Philosophy
The early modern period was one of the most innovative moments in, during which new theories of mind and matter, of the divine, and of civic society - among others - were proposed. Although its boundaries are not easily settled, approximately it spans between the late fourteen hundreds and the end of the seventeenth hundreds. Among its...

Philosophy In a Map?
Philosophy is one of the oldest disciplines, with some well-established branches, schools, and theories. As such, it is a subject matter that can be fruitfully mapped. In this article I look at different maps of the history of philosophy and of philosophical theories that have been put forward. Before doing that, however, some preliminary information regarding maps is in order.

The term "Renaissance" indicates a movement of rejuvenation of Western society, which – according to the image suggested by those who first employed the term – resurrected the fates of European nations from the dark age of Medieval period. With Renaissance we witness an exceptional intellectual renovation, that subsequently touched all aspects...

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