Socrates has never really defined for us what virtue means for him, other than the antithetical stance between an idealist and a hedonist. Perhaps in the final analysis a Socratic ethics is rested in the thought that the ultimate Good is also the ultimate desirable object. This is to say, while human beings are obligated… Continue reading The Antithetical Nature of Socrates’ Ethics
Who is the author? For some time now, I have been fascinated with how we can understand data. This has a root in my attempt to read and understand the bible. I remember I started reading the bible in a certain way, especially prone to interpreting text with "spiritual" meaning. For example, when I read… Continue reading The Problem of Reading
In my philosophy class in USM, my teacher has been expounding the concept of universals, in particular Plato's theory of Ideas. The problem with the presentation is the usage of the word "ideas"; while we have come to understand an idea as a thought in the mind, Plato meant for it to be something outside… Continue reading Plato, Forms & Wittgenstein
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