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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 51,319 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Stilpo is the 472nd most popular philosopher (down from 407th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Greece (down from 238th in 2019) and the 37th 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 472 out of 1,081Before him are Dhul-Nun al-Misri, Leo Strauss, George Pachymeres, Lev Gumilyov, John Toland, and Shantideva. After him are Dicaearchus, Su Song, Roger Scruton, Rodolphus Agricola, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and Vittorino da Feltre.

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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, Antipater Etesias, and Publius Decius Mus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Stilpo ranks 279 out of 936Before him are Andreas Palaiologos (1453), Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), Phaedo of Elis (-401), Andocides (-440), Pausanias of Sparta (null), and Constantine Kanaris (1793). After him are Konstantinos Mitsotakis (1918), Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906), Timoleon (-411), Cypselus (-700), Antiochus VIII Grypus (-141), and Georgios Papandreou (1888).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Stilpo ranks 37Before him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Euclid of Megara (-435), Archelaus (-500), Cleobulus (-590), Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), and Phaedo of Elis (-401). After him are Plutarch of Athens (350), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Polemon (-400), and Philo of Larissa (-145).