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Description: Xenocrates of Chalcedon, 396 BC -314 BC. Ancient Greek thinker, student of Plato and scholarch of the Academy who opposed the teachings of Aristotle. He also contended that numbers and the Platonic forms are of the same kind.
Xenocrates of Chalcedon, 396 BC -314 BC. Ancient Greek thinker, student of Plato and scholarch of the Academy who opposed the teachings of Aristotle. He also contended that numbers and the Platonic forms are of the same kind.
Early Greek philosopher and theologian, fl. late 6th century BC. The first Greek thinker known to have presented a monotheistic worldview. Often associated with the Eleatic school.
Xun Zi (Xunzi, Hsun Tzu, Hsun-tse, Hsun K'uang, Xun Kuang), c. 325 BC - 238 BC. Early Confucian scholar who led the Chinese philosophical tradition in a rationalistic direction. He argued that human nature is originally bad, and for that reason is often placed in opposition to Mencius, who argued that it is originally good.
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