When discussing politics and meta-politics the concept of democracy and power naturally becomes the focus of the conversation. It is often said by those who support democracy (and sometimes even by those people who don't) that it is virtuous for three main reasons. To be clear, when I say Democracy, I mean Liberal Democracy in … Continue reading Liberal Democracy and Might Makes Right
Hello Dear reader, I have a small pile of books that I am really excited to get through this year and to review. Of course I have multiple piles of books that I am going to read, but these are the ones that I am genuinely interested in reading for the purpose of reviewing and … Continue reading What books will I be reviewing this year?
Other than Plato's work, this is the other main source for the man Socrates and his philosophy. This book contains four books about Socrates, which is the complete works of Xenophon on the subject of Socrates. The first book is Socrates' Defence which is what he did and said before his execution, it is far … Continue reading Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon, book review
When it comes to society and how we construct it we often run into a few issues. Primarily, the problem of politics is where rights do and do not extend; which leads to the discussion on whether taking those rights is ever right. Within modern society Liberalism is the status quo, and with that comes some essential assumptions … Continue reading God’s mistake – Liberalism and Totalitarianism
In this essay I will be concentrating on explaining what Aristotle meant when he said 'Man is a political animal'. I will be doing so by assessing his own works as well as presenting conflicting opinions on his statement. To begin with, a few definitions and where they originate which can be used to help … Continue reading Aristotle and the political animal.
In this essay I will be attempting to critically assess Plato’s critique of democracy. This will include the points that he makes using the ship analogy and what flaws in democracy this analogy points out. I will also be using philosophers such as John Stuart Mill (1806-73) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) to reinforce my objections … Continue reading Plato and Democracy.
In this essay I will be attempting to explain what Plato's theory of forms is and whether or not it is a coherent theory. As I do, my own conclusions will become clear. So to begin with, what is Plato's theory of forms? There are forms, particulars and universals, but I will begin with forms. … Continue reading Plato’s forms.