‘The Allegory of The Cave’ by Plato: Summary and Meaning

Allegory of the Cave

The ‘Allegory Of The Cave’ is a theory put forward by Plato, concerning human perception. Plato claimed that knowledge gained through the senses is no more than opinion and that, in order to have real knowledge, we must gain it through philosophical reasoning. ‘The Allegory of the Cave’ by Plato  In the Allegory of the … Read more

Why Study Philosophy?

Many students ask: “Why Study Philosophy?”  As mentioned in my last blog, Philosophy students are often amongst the most rounded and employable students. There are many advantages of being a philosophy student, that are subject specific and more generic. Philosophy – Subject Specific Skills The skills gained from a philosophy qualification include… Report Writing Skills … Read more

What is Philosophy?

What is philosophy?

Some students are scared away by the idea of Philosophy A-level.  Philosophy is not often studied at GCSE, although some Schools now do P4C – philosophy for children. But it is becoming increasingly popular at A-level. Philosophy graduates are some of the most rounded and employable students. So what is philosophy? Seeking rather than Finding … Read more

Philosophy Books: What to read for Philosophy A-level 

Philosophical Texts:  With Philosophical texts, it’s useful to have a guide alongside. The one’s listed here are a great help when it comes to understanding the meaning of the text and for developing own ideas and arguments Descartes Meditations & A guide for Descartes Meditations Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil & Nietzsche Guide Plato, The Republic … Read more