You’ve somehow made it! The odds that you were to stumble on this blog are exceedingly small, yet I’m thankful that you did. This blog is a collection of my thoughts on philosophical ideas and my attempts to find flaws in them. Occasionally, I write about current events and economics.
Plato is certainly not known to be a self-help guru. His Dialogues are savoured for their witty opinions on matters ranging from political authority to metaphysics, particularly The Republic. In true Socratic ignorance, Plato would most likely deny he knows what the ‘good life’ consists of. No doubt some of Plato’s ideas are questionable. AmongContinue reading “Plato’s 10 Lessons for Life”
In “What is it like to be a bat?”, Thomas Nagel explains: “We can imagine what it might be like to be nocturnal, to have webbing on our arms, to be able to fly, to have poor vision and perceive the world through high frequency sound signals, and to spend our time hanging upside down.”Continue reading “Consciousness, Qualia, Bats”
Introduction: The Function of Art “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” declared Thomas Merton (Merton). Art not only provides an aesthetic escape in a chaotic world, but breeds lasting personal and intellectual growth in the artist and the viewer. As a source of enjoyment, art lets us revelContinue reading “Can good art make one a better person?”