What Are Gettier Cases?

Readers of this blog will likely recall that in an earlier epistemology post one of the given definitions of knowledge defined it as “justified true belief.” Well, that definition is a lie… sort of. Unfortunately,…

Philosophy in the News (March 2018 Edition)

Philosophy in the News is a segment which covers articles with both direct and indirect relevance to philosophy. In this month’s post we’ll be covering stories from March of 2018. You can check out previous Philosophy in…

What are P-Zombies?

You might be wondering what zombies have to do with philosophy. It turns out, a lot! Philosophers have been thinking about zombies longer than most zombie walk organizers and for good reason. They believe looking…

Why Does Socrates Call Love Madness?

In Phaedrus, a very famous dialogue written by Plato, Socrates explains that “love is a madness.” At the same time, he also expresses that love is one of the greatest gifts that humankind could receive….

What Is Metaphysics?

[Metaphysics] was the queen of all the sciences; and, if we take the will for the deed, she certainly deserves, so far as regards the high importance of her object-matter, this title of honour. –…