Megarian school
Megarian Me*ga"ri*an, Megaric Me*gar"ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. [1913 Webster]

{Megarian school}, or {Megaric school}, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his disciples, and remarkable for its logical subtlety. [1913 Webster]


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  • Megarian school — Megara in Attica, lying equidistant from Athens, Thebes, and Corinth The Megarian school of philosophy (also called the Dialectical school), which flourished in the 4th century BC, was founded by Euclid of Megara, one of the pupils of Socrates.… …   Wikipedia

  • Megarian school — or Megarics School of philosophy founded in Greece in the early 4th century BC by Eucleides of Megara died с 380 BC . It is noted more for its criticism of Aristotle and its influence on Stoic logic (see Stoicism) than for its doctrines. Among… …   Universalium

  • Megarian school — The philosophical school centred on Megara, near Athens, from the late 5th to early 3rd century BC, owing something both to Socrates and to the Eleatics . The Megarians were notorious for subtle logic chopping. The founder of the school was… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Megarian school of philosophy — The Megarian school of philosophy was founded by Euclides of Megara, one of the pupils of Socrates.Two main elements went to make up the Megarian as a doctrine. Like the Cynics and the Cyrenaics, Euclides started from the Socratic principle that… …   Wikipedia

  • Megarian — Me*ga ri*an, Megaric Me*gar ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. [1913 Webster] {Megarian school}, or {Megaric school}, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his disciples,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • school — school1 schoolable, adj. schoolless, adj. schoollike, adj. /skoohl/, n. 1. an institution where instruction is given, esp. to persons under college age: The children are at school. 2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field …   Universalium

  • Megarian — adjective Date: 1603 of or relating to a Socratic school of philosophy founded by Euclid of Megara and noted for its subtle attention to logic • Megarian noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Megaric school — Megarian Me*ga ri*an, Megaric Me*gar ic, a. Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece. [1913 Webster] {Megarian school}, or {Megaric school}, a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milesian school — Location of Miletus on the western coast of Anatolia, home to Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes The Milesian school was a school of thought founded in the 6th century BC. The ideas associated with it are exemplified by three philosophers from… …   Wikipedia

  • Eretrian school of philosophy — The Eretrian school of Philosophy was originally the School of Elis where it had been founded by Phaedo of Elis; it was later transferred to Eretria by his pupil Menedemus. It can be referred to as the Elis Eretrian School, on the assumption that …   Wikipedia

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