Natural science is often traced to the remarkable pre-Socratic philosophers known as the Ionians. These took a naturalistic and empirical approach to learning, and in many paved the way to the scientific method of a much later age. This lecture introduces the Ionians and highlights a few of their important contributions.
This wide ranging course starts with the pre-Socratic philosophers of the ancient world, and traces the history of philosophical speculation across the ages up to the present. Included along the way is special attention to the greatest Christian thinkers in history, including Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and many others.