Category: Ancient Greece

One Star Reviews

There comes a time on the journey of every author when something happens that has the potential to crush their spirit. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded one star review. Somebody really dislikes my book and they want everyone to know. Ouch! A few… Continue Reading “One Star Reviews”

A Radical Philosopher

Diogenes of Sinope in a barrel surrounded by dogs

In today’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be taking a brief look at the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. We’ll learn about his radical approach to philosophy – an approach which had a marked influence on the Cynics and Stoics who followed him.

God and Hedonism

A painting of nude men and women in a hedonistic scene

In this week’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be looking at a big idea from the ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus. You may have come across the Epicurean paradox before, which is a truly fascinating set of propositions concerning the problem of evil. I won’t be… Continue Reading “God and Hedonism”

The Theory of Atoms

An abstract image depicting many different globes

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post, in which we’ll be taking a brief look at one of the ancient Greek ‘atomist’ philosophers, a man named Democritus. We’re actually jumping back in time a little, as Democritus is a presocratic thinker, but it makes… Continue Reading “The Theory of Atoms”

All Things Have Purpose

A man stood by a gushing river with orange trees in the background

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Friday Philosophy series. Each week we look at a significant idea from a renowned philosopher from history. In recent posts we covered the presocratics of ancient Greece (like Xenophanes and Heraclitus), then went on to look at… Continue Reading “All Things Have Purpose”