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
O' Who was it, that man of Stuart Who hid during the Plague nurturing his own To spill forth and express through his poetic Mouth, for his eyes had failed: became a Prophet dictating to his daughters that which Explains the subtle charm of Satan, And God's divine mercy and his Sovereign supreme Justice. O' what man supported the sword's edge On good Carl's neck, … Continue reading #198 – Remembering John Milton
Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.
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.