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Classical Philosophy

The Early Notions about Evil

February 7, 2021

The earliest thoughts and notions of humans about evil is that evil is somehow larger than individual human decisions to be bad, and that evil must predate or precede human malice. […]

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Classical Philosophy

Are We Living in the Matrix?

February 5, 2021

For most of us, it’s important to know that we are living in actual reality and not in some sort of a simulation. However, there are theories that make us doubt the very nature of reality. […]

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Classical Philosophy

“The Matrix”, Simulation, and the Inherent Value of Reality

February 5, 2021

The correspondence theory of truth maintains that a proposition is true when it corresponds to an outer experience. Based on this definition, things could even be true even in “The Matrix”. The world is real, even if it is just a simulation. […]

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Classical Philosophy

The Pedagogy of Confucius

July 5, 2017

Almost everyone is familiar with the name Confucius, but not as many are familiar with the impact his philosophy has made on the world at large. Confucius’s concepts of how life should be experienced, the dynamics between citizen and government, the structure of family, and his views on how to operate in an increasingly turbulent society remain relevant hundreds of years after his death. They formed the philosophical backbone of East Asian civilization as well as influencing the Western world in innumerable ways […]

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Classical Philosophy

What Was Greek Philosophy Before Socrates?

April 21, 2017

Greek philosophy is divided into the period before and after the life of Socrates. Starting with the Ionians, the earliest philosophers are now known as the “Presocratics”. The question is, what was their role in defining Western Philsophy as we know it today? […]

Classical Philosophy

Socrates, Alcibiades, and Ambition

March 4, 2017

By Robert C. Bartlett, PhD, Boston College To begin to understand Socrates, it is best to consider how Plato presents Socrates as a teacher. The most […]

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Classical Philosophy

How Stoicism Influenced Christianity

December 14, 2016

By Daniel N. Robinson, PhD, Oxford University Before Christianity, there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief in a rational […]

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