69. Love of Wisdom

69 DAYS. 1,656 HOURS. 99,360 MINUTES.

See that? We are now officially under 100,000 minutes until the AP test.  Don't worry.  You've come to the right place.  We've got you covered.  Stick with the Around the AP World in 80 Days blog and you'll be fine.  It's been a Classic week.  Today, we wrap up our Belief System Week with a look at Greco-Roman Philosophy (also, save your criticism of the banner... I know that it makes no sense mixing up the letters... So, what... It looks cool... Deal with it).

Going back to the 5th Century BCE; you know, the one where Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzu all walked the earth professing there certain brand of philosophy?  At the same time, another man walked the streets of Athens espousing his views.

His name was Socrates and he created Western Philosophy.

The College Board wants you to know that Greco-Roman Philosophy emphasized logic, empirical observation and the nature of political power and hierarchy.  Think of it as Confucianism for Mediterranean people.  

Philosophy (Greek for ‘Love of Wisdom’) is the foundation of Western thought.  Be sure to be able to recognize the Big Three Philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. 

Logically, someone created a lovely page summary of the basics of Greco-Roman Philosophy.  Your best bet: watch the first video at the bottom of the page.  It gives you a nice wrap up.  Hopefully, by the end of today; you will have left your cave.  CLICK HERE to get to this page.

Posted on March 4, 2016 .