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From Mythos to Logos: Pre-Socratic Philosophers and the Birth of Rational Inquiry

Author(s) Bijuli Rajiyung
Country India
Abstract This paper examines the important shift from mythological to philosophical thought instigated by pre-Socratic philosophers in ancient Greece by examining influential figures such as Thales, Anaximander, and Heraclitus in their pioneering efforts at rational analysis. The theories of these philosophers challenged the traditional mythical descriptions of the universe and man's existence, initiating the paradigm shift from mythos (myth) to logos (logic) that reshaped philosophical discourse and laid the foundations for Western philosophical traditions. This paper seeks to reveal the nature of pre-Socratic rational thought and its lasting impact on the history of Western philosophy. It emphasizes the importance of the contributions of pre-Socratic philosophers to the promotion of critical thinking, empiricism, and logical reasoning. Finally, the paper emphasizes the role of the pre-Socratic period in the development of Western philosophy and philosophical approaches to inquiry.
Keywords Pre-Socratic Philosophy, Mythos, Logos, Rational Inquiry, Cosmological Speculations, Scientific Inquiry.
Field Sociology > Philosophy / Psychology / Religion
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-17
Cite This From Mythos to Logos: Pre-Socratic Philosophers and the Birth of Rational Inquiry - Bijuli Rajiyung - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20465
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