Empedocles of Acragas

Empedocles was not only philosopher, but also medic and physiologist, which had a big impact on his philosophical system. By the end of his life he had established a Sicilian school of medicine, which greatly influenced Plato and Aristotle. There is not as much originality in Empedocles as in other philosophers of his time. He … More Empedocles of Acragas

Heraclitus. The Riddler

Heraclitus has only written one book, which is, like Anaximander’s, called “On Nature”. His work was divided into three discourses – first on universe, second on politics, and third on theology. His book was filled with wordplays, paradoxes and puzzles, so that expressions “would have meaning beyond the obvious”. For this Heraclitus had been nicknamed … More Heraclitus. The Riddler

Spy (2015)

I felt pretty strange while watching this movie. There were times when I just wanted to turn off that movie, but there were times when I couldn’t turn away from the screen. The problem is that the humor in this movie goes from very smart to very stupid. Those latter moments were, sure, a minority, … More Spy (2015)

Anaximenes. The Last of Milesian School

The last of the Milesian school was Anaximenes. He, as Thales and Anaximander before him, tried to identify the single substance out of which everything is made. While Thales and Anaximander thought it was water and apeiron (indefinite) accordingly, Anaximenes opted for air, pointing out that just as air gives life to the human body, … More Anaximenes. The Last of Milesian School