The Society: Philosophy: (History of Philosophy Philosophy )

Western philosophy has a long and varied history, dating back to the pre-Socratic philosophers of ancient Greece. The section for history of philosophy is dedicated to sites and pages which deal with the history of philosophy in general or a separate period, rather than with a particular topic or a particular philosopher. History of Philosophy Philosophy Society.

Historically, "philosophy" encompassed any body of knowledge. From the time of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the 19th century, " natural philosophy " encompassed astronomy, medicine and physics. (wikipedia)