Greek Philosophy

Is Plato's Feverish City Good?

We suffer from bifurcation and interior dividedness because our souls are disordered. This is crippling to our souls, but it is also good. Why? It is …

PLATO

Aristotle's Man

Oxford University Press

The Dorky Idea Americans Deserve

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 15, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>“Term limits …

Conservative View

You Cannot Be Spoon Fed Reason (Summer in the Republic 39)

Some skills are easy and if nature is allowed to take her course, most people learn them. We can tell one object from another with little education …

Western Philosophy

Drowning in Oratory (Summer in the Republic 38)

July 14, 2018 by John Mark N. Reynolds<p>Being a loud person means being, much of the time, an absurd (or hopefully a fun) person. I have always been …

Western Philosophy

Pythagoras' Shorts @ ESOF 2018 - Episode 19: Conference Highlights - Saturday Part 2

Rhys Phillips presents a series of regular mini bonus online episodes from the European Science Open Forum and Science in the City Festival in …

Western Philosophy

Bletchley Park, food matching and the quantum internet

Yasmin Ali & Rhys Phillips present the weekly science and technology radio show. Sue Black takes Rhys on a tour of Bletchley Park, Stuart Buchanan …

University of Glasgow

Plato’s reading suggestions, episode 139

Home <b>›</b> Plato's Suggestions <b>›</b> <b>Plato’s reading suggestions, episode 139</b><p><i>on</i> July 13, 2018 • ( 0 )<p>Here it is, our regular Friday diet of suggested readings …

PLATO

What's NEXT Ep. 3: Building credit worldwide with Juvo

In this episode, I speak with Juvo’s Head of Data Science, Aristotle Socrates, about how his company can help the billions of mobile users in the …

Developing Countries

Partisans assail historians for judging the past by today’s standards. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Should historians judge the past based on the standards of the present? That’s the question rattling around Twitter these days, as historians fend off arguments that it’s anachronistic to bring present-day norms like “slavery is bad” and “sexism is harmful” to assessments of the past. And while …

Ancient History

Bizarre States #198: The Whaley House with Annelie Tomasic

Chobot is away so Bowser is joined by Aristotle for some Weird of the Week! Then Annelie Tomasic from the LDN offices jumps in to tell us some of her …

Aristotle

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner On Judge Kavanaugh’s Confrimation

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner joined me this morning:Audio:07-12hhs-gardnerTranscript:HH: So pleased to welcome Cory Gardner, senator from Colorado. …

Government

The Tyrant’s Go-To Insults (Summer in the Republic 36)

Some things change. Abraham Lincoln never sent a text to the Tsar of all the Russias. Some things do not change: tyrants losing an argument have some …

Western Philosophy

The Unjust: Fleece the Sheep? (Summer in the Republic 37)

July 13, 2018 by John Mark N. Reynolds<p>My pastors have worked hard for little pay. You could (and can!) call them at any time and they will come and …

Living Rooms

Aristotle’s Defense of Private Property: 4 Reasons Communal Property Is Inferior

Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than …

Aristotle

French team's World Cup rise sparks joy, without 'real message'

Les Bleus’ run to the World Cup final has triggered vast outpourings of glee throughout France, driven by a desire to relive France’s 1998 victory.<p>It is impossible to say just how many people took to the streets to celebrate France’s semi-final victory over Belgium on July 10. But it was certainly …

European News

HANNAH's winning “RRRolling Stones” modular seating to be unveiled at Socrates Sculpture Park

Design studio HANNAH, winner of the Folly/Function 2018 competition, will display their “RRRolling Stones” seating in Socrates Sculpture Park …

Demonstration

On the Eleatic Philosophers (A History of Western Thought)

July 11, 2018 by Jordan Cooper<p>I have been producing a series of short 5-15 minute videos which give an overview of Western thought, beginning with …

Western Philosophy

If I concede, I can be saved. (Summer in the Republic 35)

“Justice is whatever benefits the strong!” In years of leading Republic discussions, some students have agreed with this wretched idea of …

Western Philosophy

The philosophical case for spending your money on luxury dental floss

Cocofloss is no ordinary floss. It comes in flavors including strawberry and mango. It is more fibrous than typical drugstore brands, and at $8 a pop, considerably more expensive. And it is coated in coconut oil, the wellness world’s tonic of choice.<p>I was explaining all this on a recent afternoon …

Dentistry

Book Club: Early Socratic Dialogues, 5, the Charmides and the nature of self-knowledge

Home <b>›</b> Ancient philosophy <b>›</b> <b>Book Club: Early Socratic Dialogues, 5, the Charmides and the nature of self-knowledge</b><p><i>on</i> July 10, 2018 • ( 0 )<p>Temple of …

Philosophy

Kidnappings 'cannot become profitable', says MEC | Cape Argus

Cape Town - Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato will use his next meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele to discuss the "seemingly …

Cape Town

The 10 Best Breweries in NYC Today

Plenty of things in New York City are overrated. Our local brews are not among them -- rather, they hardly get their due. Not fair, we say, …

Beer

Socrates and Mister Rogers Neighborhood (Summer in the Republic 33)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the nicest film of the year. When I said this, a friend said she thought I would love the film and was surprised by my …

Fred Rogers

From Mobile Games to Smart Cities: A.I. Leads Innovation

Frank Holmes And Gabe Leydon, CEO Of Satori<p>Last week I had the privilege of meeting a young tech superstar in Palo Alto, California—Gabe Leydon, …

Mobile Gaming

Short Relief: Finding Relief Amid Challenges and TOOTBLANS

That’s right, folks, July 31 promises to be a scorcher. Your old standbys (standsby?) like water, lemonade, and sport drinks may not be enough. Try …

Jose Bautista

The Children of Anaxagoras | Pablo Maurette

Almost forty millennia ago on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, deep in the cave of Leang Timpuseng, anonymous artists left imprints of their …

Western Philosophy

Truth, Resistance and Societal Evil

Last year the Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as the International Word of the Year, noting that its use “increased by approximately 2,000% …

Philosophy

Anti-depressants, HIV therapies and planet formation

Rhys Phillips & Yasmin Ali present the weekly science and technology radio show. Yasmin speaks to Sophie Hutchins about scientists first witnessing …

Antidepressants

The Internet Tyrant (in fact all Tyrants) Hates Quibblers and Wisdom (Summer in the Republic 32)

“It’s just words.” “Beware the quibbles.” When you hear someone impatient with careful thought, defining terms, or understanding what the experts say …

Western Philosophy