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Philosophy Began With Thales – “A History of Western Philosophy” – Bertrand Russell

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Philosophy

In every history of philosophy for students, the first thing mentioned is that philosophy began with Thales, who said that everything is made of water. This is discouraging to the beginner, who is struggling—perhaps not very hard—to feel that respect for philosophy which the curriculum seems to expect.


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