Parmenides and a Definition of Truth

In Plato’s writing, Parmenides, Socrates paid a visit to Parmenides and Zeno.  As Zeno was explaining Parmenides’ views to some listeners, Socrates spoke up and presented an alternative to Parmenides’ theory.  Old Parmenides was impressed by Socrates when he came out and listened so he questioned Socrates until Socrates was […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 2 of 2)

Solution In the previous post, A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know?  (Part 1 of 2), I presented the problem that I will now try to solve.  Solve is too strong a word for what follows.  Perhaps it is an evolving solution or, rather, some suggestions […]

The Origins of Fish, Birds, Beasts, and Women

In an effort to gain a better grasp of basic philosophy, I have been listening to lectures titled The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Dr. Peter Adamson, reading both Thales to Dewey and Ancient Philosophy by Gordon Clark, and also reading as much of the primary source material […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 1 of 2)

Link to Part 2. A Problem I was considering buying a hardback copy of City of God by Augustine on Amazon.com and my eyes glanced down to the reviews section.  A semi-well-known atheist blogger wrote an eloquent review of the book; explaining why Augustine just isn’t worth reading.  One of […]