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of, or relating to a group of individuals;
“the good life... is a direction, not a destination... the direction we choose when there is complete psychological freedom”.
- Carl Rogers, On becoming a person.
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May 13, 2020 by Dorian Minors
The Athenian democracy of Plato's time was a 'truer' democracy than ours. Plato was staunchly against it, and yet his anti-democratic ideas still influence our democracy today. How? The age old dichotomy between 'the many' and 'the few' of Plato's time doesn't really exist anymore. From Plato, to Machiavelli, to Thomas Hobbes, we have devised a new democracy that collapses the two. And it's this change that should give us hope for the future.Read more...
April 22, 2020 by Dorian Minors
Plato has become something of a synonym for philosophy. A figurehead that encapsulates the idea of searching for meaning. In doing so, his philosophy has escaped us. And yet, his works from almost 2500 years ago reflect on matters that we still grapple with today.Read more...
April 18, 2020 by Dorian Minors
We covet common sense, especially at those times where the expertise of the academic world can seem so distant from our daily concerns. But the spirit of academic enquiry has something that common sense doesn't and you don't need to be an academic to have it too.Read more...
April 7, 2020 by Dorian Minors
A great deal is made about depression these days. Depression is on the rise. Suicide is on the rise. Anxiety is on the rise. It's alarming, and it often dominates the headlines. Most egregious is the claim that 'perhaps young people these days are too fragile'. It's not just a deflection of responsibility. What this new media narrative misses is that it's OK to be sad sometimes. In fact, some would say that being sad can actually be a good thing.Read more...