Phaedo, Plato (Socrates’ death)

Plato: Phaedo Among all of the interesting things which need analysis, I believe one of the most important ones that shed light onto Socrates’ (or Plato’s) understanding of the soul is that of recollection. Because of this theory, the reader is shown that Socrates believes the soul has some sort of process which we associate … Continue reading Phaedo, Plato (Socrates’ death)

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Euclid, a summary

Summarizing the vast geometry we know as “Euclid” Book one contains the basics used in each book following it. It conceptualizes what the terms and general ideas of geometry are ie lines, a point, circles, and straight lines. It also contains a vast amount of equalities in it. For example, certain triangles have certain equal … Continue reading Euclid, a summary

Theaetetus, Plato

Theaetetus on Perception The Theaetetus is an exploratory text common to Platonic dialogues with Socrates and Theaetetus as the main participants. The quest for the definition of knowledge is the objective and through a series of arguments, it appears that what knowledge is not, is discovered. Through some piecing together of arguments and analysis, it … Continue reading Theaetetus, Plato

Physics III, Aristotle

Physics III According to Aristotle, nature is the principle of movement and change. He also says that movement is somehow connected to concepts of continuity and the ‘illimitable.’ What does this mean? Further, it is a common belief that movement cannot occur except in relation to place, void and time. First of all movement is … Continue reading Physics III, Aristotle

Phaedo, Plato (Misology)

Phaedo After reading pages and pages of arguments between Socrates and his friends/followers the subject of misology catches my interest as a student and an admirer of Socrates and his philosophies. Studying important topics like the soul, forms, perception etc. can be exhausting when there are no real answers within reach. Many people find it … Continue reading Phaedo, Plato (Misology)

Phaedo, Plato (Socrates’ death)

Plato: Phaedo Among all of the interesting things which need analysis, I believe one of the most important ones that shed light onto Socrates’ (or Plato’s) understanding of the soul is that of recollection. Because of this theory, the reader is shown that Socrates believes the soul has some sort of process which we associate … Continue reading Phaedo, Plato (Socrates’ death)