Beauty Beyond a Percipient

When G.E. Moore, in his Principia Ethica, argues for the existence of Beauty he gives us a pragmatic conclusion for its existence. He writes: If it be once admitted that the beautiful world in itself is better than the ugly, then it follows, that however many beings may enjoy it, and however much better their … Continue reading Beauty Beyond a Percipient


The Faustian Bargain Part 2

As time goes on Mephistopheles makes Goethe a lord of lands who rule over a people. Trying to look to the sea and his stretching land, his view is obstructed by a pious, elderly couple who favor the old ways. Faust then tells the devil and his henchmen to rid him of their presence. However, … Continue reading The Faustian Bargain Part 2

Plato: The Symposium and the Ladder of Love

  The Symposium is a dialogue dedicated to beauty and love. Entering the conversation on love, the playwright, Aristophanes, describes a mythic age. He tells us of creatures that have two sets of legs, two sets of arms, and two heads. They were complete creatures completely in love from head to heart. Hubristically, they believed they … Continue reading Plato: The Symposium and the Ladder of Love