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 moreAncient Greek Philosophers: Top 5

Logical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

Logical Positivism

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 moreLogical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

Sigmund Freud and his Psychoanalytical views on Religion

Psychoanalysis

The Psychology of Religion is a fascinating topic. I find it interesting how psychologists of the past have used psychology to either explain religion or explain it away. To me, there is no-one more interesting in the field of psychology and religion and Sigmund Freud. With a deep rooted psychology based on the super ego, … Read moreSigmund Freud and his Psychoanalytical views on Religion

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

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