Socrates

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The Antithetical Nature of Socrates’ Ethics

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

Plato, Forms & Wittgenstein

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 ┬ámind, Plato meant for it to be something outside … Continue reading