"The Thinker," by Rodin, in front of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, PA.By: Sdwelch1031
Philosophers News & Opinion Articles
|Fri Jun 13, 2014 | theguardian.com|
Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, scientist, political theorist and critic, and universal guru, was – according to legend – a great walker. One story has it that...
|Wed Nov 20, 2013 | theatlantic.com|
The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.
|Mon Nov 04, 2013 | huffingtonpost.com|
Is the whole struggle for life pointless? Meaningless? The void, the chasm that is deep space, the infinity that envelops us, does anything finally matter? Why resist the...
|Tue Sep 03, 2013 | blogs.scientificamerican.com|
The following is a parable grounded in science with an aim toward Socratic questioning. It’s dinnertime somewhere. A kid pushes a small pile of sautéed broccoli to ...
|Wed Aug 07, 2013 | greece.greekreporter.com|
Philosophers from around the world gathered at the place where their practice really had its roots - Plato's Academy - in an Athens neighborhood as part of a series of...
|Tue Sep 10, 2013|
Pascal's Wager is the argument that states that you should believe in God even if there is a strong chance that he might not be real, because the penalty for not believing, namely goin...
|Why do we obey the law? The trial of Socrates|
|Fri Aug 30, 2013|
Must we obey the law? I suspect the answer for most is yes. This makes sense since the alternative -- a society where people pick and choose which laws they wish to be bound by -- soun...
|The Ideas of Socrates|
|Sun Apr 21, 2013|
In this lecture we examine the ideas of Socrates. We look at his exhortation to 'care for your soul', his conviction that knowledge of virtue is necessary to become virtuous, his belie...
|Socrates: The Man and His Life|
|Sat Mar 30, 2013|
In this lecture we investigate the life of Socrates. In particular, we look at two monumental events in his life: his encounter with the oracle at Delphi which pronounced him to be the...
|Socrates: The Socratic Problem|
|Sat Mar 23, 2013|
In this lecture we investigate what is known as the Socratic problem, which is the problem as to whether we can arrive at knowledge of the historical Socrates, or whether he will alway...
|Socrates, Plato, Aristotle|
|Sun Jan 06, 2013|
Talk on the similarities, differences and lives of Greek Philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, respectively.