In ancient Greece, any of a group of teachers of rhetoric, politics, philosophy, etc., some of whom were notorious for their clever, specious arguments
Athenian lawgiver and poet. His reforms preserved a class system based on wealth but ended privilege by birth.
A specialist in a given branch of knowledge:
(Rare) A male given name.
(Person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Alec, Alex, Sandy; equiv. Fr. Alexandre, It. Alessandro, Russ. Aleksandr, Scot. Alistair, Sp. Alejandro; fem. Alexandra, Alexandrina
Greek philosopher who held that objects are made up of infinitesimal parts, each of which contains a mixture of every different type of matter.
A male given name; quite rare in English.
Italian theologian and philosopher who taught that the goal of all the arts and sciences is the direct contemplation of God.
French mathematician and philosopher known for his work on the mathematical theory of probability and for his philosophical study Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind (1795).
(Person, proper) A masculine name
An Ancient Greek male given name, notably borne by Heraclitus of Ephesus, a pre-Socratic Ionian philosopher
Roman philosopher and poet. His long poem On the Nature of Things expounds the atomistic physics of Epicurus in order to free its readers of superstition and the fear of death.
Family of American comedians, including the brothers Leonard (1887–1961), known as “Chico”; Arthur (1888–1964), known as “Harpo”; Julius (1890–1977), known as “Groucho”; Milton (1892–1977), known as “Gummo”; and Herbert (1901–1979), known as “Zeppo.” Some of their many popular Broadway shows were made into movies, including Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933).
Chinese Confucian philosopher who taught that people are innately good and that one's nature can be enhanced or perverted by one's environment.
Greek philosopher and a founder of the Eleatic tradition.
A programming language designed to support structured programming and used in teaching, applications, and systems programming.
Egyptian-born Roman philosopher who founded Neo-Platonism. His writings are collected in The Enneads.
Greek philosopher. Considered the first Sophist, he taught a philosophy based on his maxim “Man is the measure of all things.”
Greek philosopher who founded a school in southern Italy that sought to discover the mathematical principles of reality through the study of musical harmony and geometry. The Pythagorean theorem is ascribed to him.
(Proper, person) Masculine name
(Person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Russ; var. Russel
A peculiar bronzelike luster in certain minerals, often iridescent, caused by the diffraction of light in embedded crystals
Greek philosopher who is traditionally considered the first Western philosopher and a founder of geometry and abstract astronomy. He maintained that matter is composed of water.
A person who specializes or is versed in metaphysics
One who syllogizes.
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