How the Greeks Invented Philosophy

How did the Greeks come to be the first to have the means to examine themselves? First, their religion. Their gods where just greater versions of themselves that still felt the pull to power and temptation. Furthermore, the Oracle of Delphi didn't answer epistemological questions, but mostly about harvest and war. However, at the Temple … Continue reading How the Greeks Invented Philosophy

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The Dignity In Mankind

As a hopeful agnostic, who refuses to take the leap of faith, I am unwilling to have this theological form of agape based on the belief of something alien to me. However, there is this agape, or general love of mankind, in my chest because of the dignity in mankind. Sometimes it's hard to see … Continue reading The Dignity In Mankind

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason (Rough Draft)

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who was born and lived in Königsberg, Prussia. He grew up in a Lutheran Protestant household that focused on the literal interpretation of the Bible. This religious upbringing is taught through the lens of humility and devotion. He enrolled into the University of Königsberg at the age of … Continue reading Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason (Rough Draft)

Thomas Reid: Common Sense (Rough Draft)

"The stakes of philosophy are often high. How we answer the three fundamental problems of philosophy: the problem of knowledge, conduct, and governance governs our way of life for those that live according to their own philosophy. Aristotle began his treatise titled Metaphysics with this: All men by nature desire to know. An indication of … Continue reading Thomas Reid: Common Sense (Rough Draft)