Wednesday, September 30, 2015
When you first hear name Pythagoras, you quickly think, “Where exactly have I heard that before?” And then you might recall the Pythagorean Theorem. Well that is right but that’s not all we are going to be talking about. We choose to make our presentation to the class about Pythagoras not only as a philosopher but about his philosophies and mathematics and their correlation to each other, as well as how they are applied and can be noticed in our everyday lives. Joseph will start us of by giving a brief introduction/ background about Pythagoras.
Mathew will then talk the Pythagorean theory of numbers. Also he will talk about Pythagoras’s belief that words have numerical value, and associated meaning. Then he will cross-reference this with a few passages from the biblical book of revelations.
Pythagoras was influential on, most famously Math, aforementioned, but his impact on Astrology and Music were at an equal importance. From developing the basis of music theory in the form of the seven note tonal scale that rounded on the eighth note to create the octave; and to introducing the idea that the earth circled the center of the universe which he believed to be fire. All-in-all, we can gather from his notions about life, math, music, and the universe is that thinking logically, versus rationally, is one major way to philosophize. Though it’s non-conventional to approach psychology in this manner it produced many fruitful philosophical and scientific ideas that cannot be ignored. These accomplishments are, in my analysis, are stemming from one of his basic philosophical ideas, that is, and the limited and unlimited forces of nature that shape our ability to look at the world. Lucas will then finish off with this and that would conclude our presentation.