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- Academy : The name traditionally associated with Plato's philosophy school just north of Athens; thought by some sources to have been the name of a grove of trees. In modern usage the term often refers to higher education as an ideal type.
- Ancient Greece : The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC.
- Atheism : Absence of belief in any god or other supernatural beings; distinct from antitheism, or opposition to religion, and agnosticism, the position that one cannot know whether such beings exist.
- Athens : Athens (Modern Greek: Αθήνα/Athina, Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι/Athēnai) is the capital and the greatest city of Greece, (Ελλάς) with more than 4 million people in the metropolitan area and around 1 million in the city centre.
- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Philosophy of religion : Branch of philosophy concerned with religion.
- Plutarch : (c. 46 – 120) Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.
- Utilitarianism : Philosophical doctrine created by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill which states that an action can be considered good to the extent that it increases the general level of happiness in society.