Category: Philosophy

The Allegory of the Cave, Unpacked

Plato’s The Republic features a discussion between Socrates and several other men in which the question of what justice (or being good) is comes up. This question quickly turns a casual conversation into a...

A Philosophical Exercise with Descartes

In his book Meditations on First Philosophy, philosopher René Descartes attempts to discern whether the objects he perceives are real items or just ideas in his head, by examining the physical world around him....

Similar Skin: An Essay on Equality

“We all begin with similar skin that will evaporate” is the hook to a song by Umphrey’s McGee that couldn’t be more relevant to what’s been going on in the news lately. Everyone is born with...