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Seeing Differently

All it takes is a subtle shift to change how you see everything.  Einstein explained that he didn’t understand physics because of how some scientists chose to see or describe what it was they were seeing.  269 more words

Awakening

Friedman and Frederick on Nozick; Sadler on Plato

Reason Papers 36.1, which came out a few weeks ago, included a nice review essay by Danny Frederick of Mark Friedman’s recent book, Nozick’s Libertarian Project… 340 more words

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

What a great title.  What’s Plato doing at the Googleplex, anyway?  Speaking, of course, debating philosophy as he did in Athens 2400 years ago.  Rebecca Goldstein imagines how the conversation would go if Plato were alive today and discussing philosophical issues of modern interest.   281 more words

Non-fiction

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I love philosophy because I love tragedy. It’s that moment with philosophy, where you’re thinking so far past every day life; into political structures, ideologies, the mind, the self, the self and society, existence, the many many ways of living. 49 more words

Plato and Iris Murdoch - uploaded

This talk was given by Owen Hodkinson, expert in epistolary literature and the ancient novel and author of the forthcoming book Metafiction: The Origins of Self-Conscious Fiction in Classical Literature… 95 more words

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Republic Book V – Part II: Plato on Parenting

The women and the children will belong to all the men in common. There are to be no private unions. This sounds like something from a film about the dystopian future. 785 more words

Philosophy

A History of Atlantis

In his dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”, written in about 360 BC Plato tells the story of Atlantis. This is also the earliest known account of the lost continent.   416 more words

Greek History