359 BC - 279 BC

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Stilpo (or Stilpon; Greek: Στίλπων, gen.: Στίλπωνος; c. 360 – c. 280 BC) was a Greek philosopher of the Megarian school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stilpo has received more than 41,714 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Stilpo is the 407th most popular philosopher (down from 402nd in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from Greece (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Greek Philosopher.

Stilpo is most famous for his paradoxes. One of the most famous paradoxes is the following: "I am lying." If the sentence is true, then it is false. If the sentence is false, then it is true.

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Among philosophers, Stilpo ranks 407 out of 1,089Before him are Arnobius, Bernard of Chartres, Adolf von Harnack, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Ban Zhao, and Willard Van Orman Quine. After him are Leszek Kołakowski, Carl Gustav Hempel, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Charles Taylor, Nelson Goodman, and Siger of Brabant.

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Among people born in 359 BC, Stilpo ranks 2Before him is Philip III of Macedon.  Among people deceased in 279 BC, Stilpo ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy Keraunos. After him are Brennus, Meleager, Publius Decius Mus, and Antipater Etesias.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Stilpo ranks 238 out of 855Before him are Xanthippus (-590), Leotychidas (-540), Timoleon (-411), Yiannis Ritsos (1909), Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), and Anaxandridas II (-565). After him are Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), Yanni (1954), and Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Stilpo ranks 33Before him are Aenesidemus (-80), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Euclid of Megara (-435), Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), and Cleobulus (-590). After him are Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Phaedo of Elis (-401), Plutarch of Athens (350), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Zoilus (-400), and Anaxarchus (-380).