Following on from Plato’s Theory of Forms, we will now discuss Aristotle’s Four Causes. Who was Aristotle? Aristotle was a student of Plato. However, he did not agree with all of Plato’s Philosophies! Aristotle was interested in the nature of things and how we explain why things exist, just as Plato was. What was Aristotle interested … Read more
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 more
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
Beginning your study of Philosophy is tough. Chances are, you’ve never studied anything like this before. So, where do you begin? How do you understand the principles of Philosophy and how to study it? Why is the Study of Philosophy different to other Subjects? The study of Philosophy is very different from other subjects such … Read more
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
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
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
Welcome to the philosophyzer blog! I am here to guide you through your philosophy studies, and discuss some exciting philosophical questions. Well done to all of those fabulous philosophers who recently received their A-level results! A great first read for you coming up next on What is Philosophy? The Philosophyzer.