Tagged: ancient greece

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...

Greek Mythology and the Judeo-Christian God

Many cultures throughout history have written accounts of how creation happened, and these various stories of creation tell a great deal about the cultures that created them. Between the account of creation given by...

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle and Plato on Good and Ignorance

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Greek philosopher Aristotle attempts to pinpoint just how one should go about being a good and virtuous person. Several of the ethical concepts mentioned in the Ethics had already been...

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Aristotle and Plato on the Subject of Forms

Plato and Aristotle, two of the most influential philosophers of Ancient Greece, laid the foundation for what we now know as Western philosophy. Their writings are still studied by philosophers today, and are still...