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Ancient Greeks: Aristotle on an Educated Mind

Ancient Greeks: Aristotle on an Educated Mind

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.

~ Aristotle

Aristotle, (born c. 384 bce—died c. 322 bce), is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre. He was a student of Plato who in turn studied under Socrates. He was more empirically-minded than Plato or Socrates and is famous for rejecting Plato’s theory of forms.” ~ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

READ MORE: Aristotle: Greek Philosopher | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?

We can’t possibly believe (accept) everything we hear. How else can anyone be objective unless they are able to compare at least two different, but related, thoughts or ideas?

That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?

Ancient Greek Wisdom  


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. jilldennison

    Why do we no longer seem to have any deep thinkers and philosophers? Did we trade thought for technology?

      • jilldennison

        Thanks for that list! Like you, I knew of 3, maybe 4. But it is encouraging to know that there are still philosophers out and about today. I was beginning to despair that the habit of logical thought was a thing of the past 😉

      • JoAnn Chateau

        I understand! They’re there, in academia, not on mainstream media. It’ll take 30 years before any of of their ideas become commonplace. (If any ever do!) 🙂

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