Splinter In Your Mind

religion, philosophy, technocopia, et al.


David Portela loves philosophy, theology, technology, games, books and people. He serves in ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Some philosophers have been grouped together since their works and ideas are covered by a shared source.

Vedantic Scriptures (c.800-c.1500? BCE)

Thales (c.625-c.545 BCE)

Anaximander (c. 610-546 BCE)

Pythagoras (c.580-500 BCE)

Anaximenes (d. 528 BCE)

Parmenides (c.515- after 450 BCE)

Anaxagoras (500-428 BCE)

Zeno of Elea (c.490-430 BCE)

Protagoras (c.485-c.420 BCE)

Democritus (c.460-c.370 BCE)

Diogenes (c.404-323 BCE)

Lao-zi (c.570-c.490? BCE)

Gautama Buddha (c.563-c.483 BCE)

K’ung Fu-zi [Confucius] (551-479 BCE)

Sun Zi [Sun Tzu] (544-496 BCE)

Mo-zi (479-438 BCE)

Socrates (c.470-399 BCE)
Xenophon (c. 431-355 BCE)
Plato (c.428-c.348 BCE)

Note: For Plato’s works, I prefer the grouping and order theorized and proposed by Bernard Suzanne in 1995. It is as follows:

  • Tetralogy I
          Alcibiades I
  • Tetralogy II
          Hippias Major
          Hippias Minor
  • Tetralogy III
  • Tetralogy IV
  • Tetralogy V
  • Tetralogy VI
  • Tetralogy VII

Hippocrates (c. 460-370 BCE)

Aristotle (384-322 BCE)

Meng-zi [Mencius] (c.371-c.289 BCE)

Zhuang-zi (?? 369-298 BCE)

Pyrrho (c.365-275 BCE)

Epicurus (c.341-271 BCE)

Zeno of Kition (c.334-c.262 BCE)

Xun-zi (c.310-c.220 BCE)

Han Fei-zi (280-233 BCE)

Lucretius (c.99-c.55 BCE)

Philo (20 BCE-50 CE)

Apollonius of Tyana (c.4 BCE – ? CE)

Seneca the Younger (5-65 CE)

Wang Ch’ung (27-97 CE)

Epictetus (c.55-135 CE)

Nāgārjuna (c.100-165 CE)

Marcus Aurelius (c.121-180 CE)

Sextus Empiricus (fl c.200 CE)

Plotinus (c.205-70 CE)

Gregory of Nyssa (c.330-c.394 CE)

Augustine (354-430 CE)

Hypatia (c.370-415 CE)

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