What is love? For most literary writers it’s one of the most interesting questions we are able to ask ourselves. The question has sparked a lot of debate. No wonder. It’s one of the most fundamental aspects in human life. And it should not bewilder us that the first philosopher to have created a coherent […]
“So Gorgias, you believe that you’re a master at teaching people the right way to argue.” says Socrates with a sly grin on his bearded face. “Why yes, Socrates. I teach young, important men the ways of rhetoric. If they pay me a handsome sum, I’ll make sure they can use the loopholes of […]
The allegory of the Cave from Plato is one of the most famous stories in the world. Today we’ll go deeper into what it actually means. It is a representation of what education tries to achieve: the enlightened philosopher. Becoming educated is the first step to becoming a moral person.
Socrates visits the great sophist Protagoras of Abdera to have a discussion about how one can acquire the ability to live the best possible life. That is the premise of the short dialogue written by Athenian philosopher Plato. The book is only a 70 or so pages, but it treats us to one of the […]