What is Philosophy? Tag

Doing Philosophy

30 Nov 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

In this third part of the series “What is Philosophy?” we’re going to focus mainly on what a philosopher does, who does philosophy, some of its effects and with who is it to be done with.

Philosopher: Lover of Wisdom

05 Nov 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The second part of the series “What is Philosophy?” dives into Plato’s Symposium to reveal who the philosopher is.

Sophia, Sophists and Socrates

29 Oct 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The first part in a series about what is philosophy. It starts with a description of the concept of sophia (wisdom) before the advent of philosophy, explains the rise of the Sophists and introduces Socrates.

Poet by Necessity

11 Oct 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

We find ourselves in a world we do not fully understand. The sheer changing complexity of everything around and inside us is as fascinating as it is overwhelming. Natural forces, both inner and outer act on us with what seems…

Philosophy

20 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Pages

  Introduction It is ironic that a formal education in philosophy today ends like an early Platonic dialogue: in aporia. It’s not just your wondering about how to find or create a job for yourself but the awkward fact that you…

Wisdom is more important than knowledge

25 Jul 2010, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

With the tremendous advancements in science human beings have reached the technological capacity to exterminate themselves and their world. In fact, at least one time we came pretty close to a nuclear war. Over the past decades, with the rise…

The Art of Enquiry

05 Jul 2010, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

“I already know how to ask questions, what more is there to learn?” Under normal circumstances, nobody receives extensive lessons in the use of one’s hands and fingers for everyday tasks like grasping, carrying, moving etc. In the same way,…