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what were the three most significant philosophical problems invented/discovered by the ancients?
Question asked by: solaiman

Asked on: 15 Sep 2010

This is a matter of individual interpretation as the ancients found out a lot about philosophy.

It could be said that the great things they looked at were:

What the world is composed of: atoms or the four elements of water, wind, earth and fire; the debate around this.

Secondly around whether the world is really there or not, and whether we see the world as it is or an imperfect copy: realism, anti-realism, and so on.

Thirdly important contributions were made to the basis of maths by the first philosophers.

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Replied at: 19 Sep 2010
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