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Democritus

The smallest object in nature is the atom, many varieties, and they make up everything in the world around us.

Socrates

Our truth and our souls must be valued much above physical life.

Plato

Everything has an imagined "ideal form", and what we see are poor imitations of that ideal form.

Aristotle

Humans are unique because they can categorize other things.

Jesus

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light. No one can come to the Father except through me."

Augustine

There is a limit to how far philosophy can go; it goes further with God.

Aquinas

There are two paths to God: faith and reason.

Luther

You can connect with God outside of the church.

Erasmus

Stayed with the Roman Catholic Church

Hobbes

Everything- including the soul- is tangible and made of atoms.

Descartes

Organizing philosophies, only reason can be proved. He doubted, therefore he was.

Spinoza

God is in creation; nature is God

Locke

Our minds are empty until we sense the world; there are two categories: subjective and objective.

Hume

If something is complex but never experienced, commit it to the flames!

Berkeley

We exist only in God's mind.

Kant

We can never have certain knowledge of things, we can only know how things appear to us.

Hegel

No idea is universally or eternally right, history is a changing river (he made all philosophies work together)

Kierkegaard

Subjectivity is essential; there are three stages of life: aesthetic, ethical, and religious

Marx

There is no eternal truth, it depends on when and where you grow up

Darwin

Evolution, survival of the fittest

Marx

Who felt that philosophy needed to be practical?

The Enlightenment

When did the idea of returning to nature become popular?

Kant

Who believed the world conforms to our mind?

Hume

Who believed that people act according to their feelings, not reason?

Kierkegaard

Who argues that religion is a matter of either believing, or not?

The Renaissance

What period was characterized by an emphasis on Humanism?

Marx

Who believed material forces shape history?

Aquinas

Who "Christianized" Aristotle?

Sartre

Who considered freedom a burden?

Hegel

Who focused on the world spirit?

Plato

According to this Greek philosopher, the human body is composed of three parts: the head, the chest, and the abdomen.

Spinoza

Who wrote "Ethics: Geometrically Demonstrated"?

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