By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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The Birth of Logic

The Birth of Logic

Absolute Years From Now: -624
Story Reference Date: 03/30/2024

In the vibrant intellectual climate of Ancient Greece, the 6th century BCE marks the embryonic stage of formal logic, attributed to the philosopher Thales of Miletus (around 624-546 BCE). Thales, recognized as the first of the Seven Sages of Greece, embarked on a quest that laid the foundational stones of logical thought. He shifted the explanation of natural phenomena away from mythological interpretations towards rational principles.

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