Project #196301 - Discussion board questions

Philosophy Tutors

Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/20/2017 12:00 am

please answer the questions in detail

 

 

Human Nature

What discussions and developments concerning the Nature of Human Beings occurred during the time period before Socrates?  Human Nature (for our purposes this term) includes the question: How is a human being similar to, and different from, other beings or kinds of things in the universe?  Discuss a few of the thinkers listed below.  Not all of them had something to say about human nature. These thinkers include: Homer, Hesiod, Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, and Protagoras.

 

 

Deity

What discussions and developments concerning the concept of "Deity" occurred during the time period before Socrates?  Deity  (for our purposes this term) includes: the supernatural, the mysterious, the indefinite, the unknown, the infinite, gods, or God of any religion.  Discuss at least 3 of the thinkers listed below. These thinkers include: Homer, Hesiod, Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, and Protagoras.

 

 

 

 

Ethics

What ethical developments occurred during the time period before Socrates?    Discuss a few of these thinkers.  Not many of them had something to say on ethics. Perhaps Protagoras and the Pythagoreans were the only ones.

 

 

 

Epistemology

What epistemological developments occurred during the time period before Socrates?  Epistemology has to do with questions: What is knowledge?  What is known?  What is truth?  What are the ways of knowing?  Which ways of knowing are more appropriate than others?  You don’t have to discuss every thinker.  Discuss 2 of these.  These thinkers include: Homer, Hesiod, Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, the Atomists, and Protagoras.

 

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