Ancient Greek Philosophy And Islamic Philosophy

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During the 6th century BCE, Ancient Greek philosophy began to rise. It continued to rise through the Hellenistic period, when The Roman Empire took in Ancient Greece. Ancient Greek philosophy covered many topics including "political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, ontology, logic, biology, rhetoric, and aesthetics." Modern philosophers can conclude that Ancient Greek philosophy has had a tremendous amount of influence on the western views of philosophy. There are many traces of Ancient Greek philosophy influence found in early Islamic philosophy, the European Renaissance, as well as the Age of Enlightenment. Some have made the claim that ancient Greek philosophy was influenced by earlier "wisdom literature and mythological cosmogonies of the ancient Near East. Martin Litchfield West gives qualified assent to this view, stating, "contact with oriental cosmology and theology helped to liberate the early Greek philosophers' imagination; it certainly gave them many suggestive ideas. But they taught themselves to reason. Philosophy as we understand it is a Greek creation."" Later philosophical traditions have been so influenced by Socrates, one of the most widely known Ancient Greek philosophers, that it is widely accepted to call the period before Socrates, the pre-Socratic philosophy. The periods between this and the time of Alexander the great, are known to be as "Classical Greek" and "Hellenistic" philosophy. (Ancient Greek philosophy)
An Ancient Greek philosopher named Plato had his own theory on the meaning of life. Plato was an early and very influential philosopher. Plato was born in Athens, Greek around 428-427 or 424-423 BC and died in Athens, Greek in 348-347 BC. He was a philosopher as well as a mathematician (Plato). He b...

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...n. Thus, as far as we are concerned, we should not want health more than illness, wealth more than poverty, fame more than disgrace, a long life more than a short one, and similarly for all the rest, but we should desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created."(Meaning of life)
I also have my own view on the meaning of life. My view is actually more like a combination of some Ancient Greek views and Christian views. I believe that the meaning of life is to honor God, love everyone, believe in Jesus Christ, and repent to achieve the afterlife. In addition to this I also like Aristotle's view that the meaning of life is to gain the highest good, which is happiness. I also agree with him that people are not naturally good, but have to put in the effort to become good. This also goes with the Christian view that man is born into sin.

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