Thales the Philosopher: Theory & Contributions to Philosophy


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What is the meaning of the phrase ''All things are full of gods'', which is often associated with Thales the philosopher?

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1. To Thales the philosopher, what was the source of all things?

2. Using math, science, and observation, Thales the philosopher was able to predict:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will gauge your understanding of Thales' contributions to philosophy. Topics covered include the phrase 'All things are full of gods' and Thales' belief on the source of all things.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What Thales meant by 'All things are full of gods'
  • Substance Thales believed was the source of all things
  • Interpretation of earthquakes by Thales
  • Group to which Thales belonged

Skills Practiced

These tools let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Thales' ideas in philosophy
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding Thales' use of math and science and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the man considered the first philosopher, review the corresponding lesson titled Thales the Philosopher: Theory & Contributions. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the Father of Philosophy
  • Understand the history surrounding Thales' life and his influences
  • Appreciate the theories ascribed to Thales despite the fragmented record available to us
  • Describe the central concept of the arche according to Thales