Pythagoras Summary

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  • 5 Biographies
  • 2 Student Essays
  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 9 Literature Criticisms
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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

1,188 words, approx. 4 pages
Pythagoras Mathematician and Philosopherc. 582 B.C.E.–c. 500B.C.E. Considered a mathematician, but foremost a philosopher, Pythagoras was a very important figure in mathematics, astronomy, musi... Read more
2,887 words, approx. 10 pages
Pythagoras PYTHAGORAS. The ancient tradition presents different images of Pythagoras (c. 570 BCE–c. 500 BCE) that hardly square with one another: philosopher and initiator of rational inquiry, ... Read more
73 words, approx. 1 pages
Pythagoras c. 550-480 B.C. Greek philosopher and mathematician who founded a philosophical and religious movement based on the belief that all natural systems are determined by mystical numerical rela... Read more
772 words, approx. 3 pages
Pythagoras 569?-475? B.C. Greek Philosopher and Mathematician Despite the fact that he is famous for the discovery of the theorem that bears his name, Pythagoras did not view himself primarily as a ma... Read more
2,649 words, approx. 9 pages
Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism [addendum 1] Scholarship on Pythagoras and early Pythagoreanism has undergone a revolutionary change in recent decades. On the one hand, we know much less about Pythagora... Read more
1,063 words, approx. 4 pages
Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism [addendum 2] Ideas of Pythagoras and his school (including Philolaos) became known to the Islamic and to a lesser degree to the Jewish world since the end of the ninth ce... Read more
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Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism Pythagoras was an Ionian Greek born on the island of Samos, probably about 570 BCE. His dislike of the policies of the Samian tyrant Polycrates caused him to immigrate to... Read more