Blog #41: We’re not the center of the universe.

The geocentric model was developed by Ptolemy in the 2nd century CE and it was widely accepted for over 1500 years. People believed that the sun, and the other stars and planets revolved around the Earth, hence “geocentric”. People simply saw that the stars were in a different place each night and assumed that they […]

Make-up blog: Analyzing a quote from The Republic.

“Isn’t it really the public who say this who are themselves Sophists on a grand scale…” (214, The Republic) Who is talking: Socrates Explanation and analysis of the quote: Socrates is trying to explain to Adeimantus that good characters can only remain good if they are brought up properly and raised in an environment that […]

Blog #38: Free Time is a Scam

The four cardinal value virtues are: Justice, Wisdom, Courage, and Self-Discipline (page 130 +) The three parts of the tripartite soul are: Appetite, Spirit, and Reason (page (139+) The tripartite soul and the cardinal values are related because according to Socrates, society will only flourish and possess the characteristics of justice, wisdom, courage, and self-discipline […]

Blog #35: Justice, but not the clothing store for tweens.

For a really long time, Justice triggered sparkly thoughts of the children’s clothing store I went to in elementary school. Below is a photo: Now that I’m older and don’t shop in the children’s section, justice doesn’t mean neon crop tops and jeggings. Doing the right or just thing isn’t always easy; it takes research, […]

Blog #34: Republic and First Philosophy Paper Notes

Part one: –political philosophy -metaphysics and epistemology -ultimately on the concept of virtue and morality -Socrates never actually wrote anything down, the Republic is PLATO‚Äôs account  -Plato was a student of Socrates -The agora (the marketplace) people who wanted to listen to Socrates would go there for free and listen to his philosophy -If you […]