Jun 22, 2024, 01:02 PM IST

10 greatest thinkers of all time

Pravrajya Suruchi

Socrates (470-399 BCE): The father of Western philosophy, Socrates emphasized critical thinking, ethics, and the importance of self-knowledge through his questioning method.

Plato (428-348 BCE): Plato, Socrates' student, is known for his Theory of Forms, which proposes a world of perfect ideal forms beyond our physical world.

Aristotle (384-322 BCE): Aristotle, another student of Plato, was a polymath who made significant contributions to logic, physics, biology, ethics, and government.

Confucius (551-479 BCE): A Chinese philosopher whose teachings emphasized social harmony, respect for authority, and filial piety.

Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama, 4th-5th century BCE): The founder of Buddhism, a religion and philosophy focused on achieving enlightenment through the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

René Descartes (1564-1650): A French philosopher and mathematician famous for his quote "Cogito, ergo sum".

John Locke (1632-1704): An English philosopher who wrote extensively on political theory, epistemology (theory of knowledge), and education. 

Isaac Newton (1643-1727): An English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, theologian, and author who formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation.

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