Ancient Philosophy in the Present


  • Adina Bezerita Philosopher and Scholar, University of Oxford & Cambridge



The ancient quest to ‘Know Thyself’ (Gnōthi Seauton) involved the mastery of the quadrivium and the trivium-- the precursors to contemporary interdisciplinary investigations in preparation for the revelation of wisdom. This paper points to the classical ‘one-many’ problem with its reception today in the potential form of the ‘theory of everything’ and suggests a philosophical syncretism with modern domains of thought across the sciences and humanities. This work provides a glimpse into prospective multi-dimensional levels of reality and their intersections onto empirically verifiable perspectives. The aim is to inquire into a synoptic challenge that would expand on a kind of knowledge relevant to the individual and the metaphysical Self.