Platos Theory of Forms – What does it really mean?

Following on from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, we should discuss Platos Theory of Forms. Plato suggests that the world we live in is a world of appearances but the real world is a world of ideas that he calls Forms. The thinking behind Platos Theory of Forms Plato believed that what we can see … Read morePlatos Theory of Forms – What does it really mean?

‘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

Why Study Philosophy?

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… … Read moreWhy Study Philosophy?