Plato, the Forms

The best way to understand Plato’s theory of the forms is look at it using examples we see around us every day. Below, we see three photos of cars: an Audi, a BMW, and a Ford Mustang. Though they have many similarities in design, engineering, technology, and functionality, each is its own unique machine. Driving…

Plato, Allegory of the Cave

Plato 429-347 B.C. Student of Socrates Writer of Socratic Dialogues Teacher of Aristotle Created The Academy at Athens Created a unified system of thought The Allegory of the Cave allegory \ˈa-lə-ˌgȯr-ē\ noun.  : a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or…

Fate and Free Will

Defining the concepts and examining arguments favoring each as the dominant force in human life.