Ancient Greek Philosophers: Top 5

Philosophy is generally divided into four categories – Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary. Western Philosophy is said to have its origins in Ancient Greece (the ancient cities of Asia Minor). Ancient Greek Philosophy tended to overlap with science and ethics. So, who are my Top 5 Ancient Greek Philosophers? Top 5 Ancient Greek Philosophers #5 … Read more

Logical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

What is Logical Positivism? Logical positivism is essentially the challenge of science. During the enlightenment period, the main challenge of science presented itself to religion, with its origins in questions of logic and how we could know what was true. Logical positivism as a term was first associated with a group of empirical philosophers in Vienna … Read more

A Criticism of Freud on Religion

Over the last few blogs, I have been taking an interest in Freud and his views on religion. As you know, Freud was a psychologist and psychoanalyst who dispelled religion as an illusion. In my last blog, I explored the positives of Freud on religion by asking ‘Is there any Truth in Freud on Religion?’. … Read more

What is the difference between Direct Realism and Indirect Realism?

As philosophers, it is natural to investigate the issue of perception. When objects are perceived, do they exist independent of our minds? Here are the two main interpretations: Direct realism Direct realism is the idea that the immediate object of perception are minded independent objects and their properties. Direct realism is often referred to as … Read more