Tag: philosophy

  • Ethics.

    One day, the subway watchman asked me what philosophy is. This type of question tends to embarrass everyone, including philosophers. Fortunately, I have an answer ready to satisfy the uninitiated: philosophy is the rational study of things that science does not study. I say this because both philosophy and science are means of rationally seeking […]

  • What I learned reading “Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and for a Phenomenological Philosophy”.

    ” Ideas for a Pure Phenomenology and for a Phenomenological Philosophy” was written by Edmund Husserl. Below, what I learned reading his text. Natural knowledge is experimental. Thus, natural knowledge is limited by the world and is useful in the world, which is the field of experience. Natural knowledge, if it is experimental, is sensitive […]

  • What I learned by reading the “Phaedo”.

    “Phaedo” was written by Plato. Here are some things I learned from reading his book. The book tells of Socrates’ speech before his death. After Socrates’ trial, he was imprisoned for a few more days before finally taking the poison. Many people watched Socrates die … Socrates died happy. Some of those present were also […]

  • Plato’s “Crito”.

    Crito was written by Plato. Below, some paraphrases of this text. They do not necessarily reflect my opinion on a given subject. One can say that you really are a happy person when they see you calm even when a disaster happens. If death is unavoidable, you can only accept it. People hate people those […]

  • Notes on “Confessions”.

    “Confessions” was written by Augustine. Below are some notes I made about his text. They aren’t quotations and may not reflect my views on a given subject. It seems like some people can’t function without having a religion. To talk about a god without knowing that god risks you to talk about the wrong god. […]

  • Notes on “The Tranquility of the Soul”.

    “The Tranquility of the Soul” was written by Sêneca. Below are some statements made in that book. They are not citations. Questions can be asked in the comments. If you feel temptation, that’s because you are giving effort into resisting. Good intentions can stand between you and virtue. Tranquility is the feeling of having nothing […]

  • Notes on “The Republic”.

    “A República” was written by Platão. Below are some statements made in that text. They may or may not reflect what I think about this subject. Questions about my personal opinion can be asked in the comments. The aging process kills youthful desires, which enslave the young men. Wisdom makes it tolerable to age. If […]