Who is Anaksarkhos of Abdera?

Who is Anaksarkhos of Abdera?

December 13, 2020 Off By Felso

Anaxarkhos, who is thought to have lived around 340 years before Christ, is a Greek philosopher who is a continuation of the Democritus school.

He was the teacher of Pyrrhon, the founder of the Skeptical School.

Anaxarkhos was a close friend of Alexander the Great. He participated in major Asian expeditions with him. Plutarch portrays him as one of the sophisticated, cocky philosophers next to Alexander.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Class “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2., 3., 4. Class “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook