Articles tagged: plato

La Mort de César (ca. 1859–1867) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, depicting the aftermath of the attack with Caesar's body abandoned in the foreground as the senators exult.

Great Books: 15 Lessons from Cicero's On Duties

Philosophy

SPL Staff • August 17th, 2017

Listers, "few of those who have sought to present a systematic account of the development of political philosophy have attached great importance to Cicero's political thought."1 Marcus Tullius Cicero, born January 3, 106 BC, was a Roman politician, lawyer, and an incredible rhetorician whose... Read More →

On God & Goodness: 8 Lessons on the Euthyphro Dilemma

Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 24th, 2016

Listers, does God will something because it is good or is something good because God wills it? The question lies at the heart of the dialogue Euthyphro, written by Plato c. 399-395 BC, recounting a conversation between Socrates and a man named Euthyphro on the meaning of holiness. Though the... Read More →

60 Philosophy Memes for you Lovers of Wisdom

Philosophy

SPL Staff • December 16th, 2013

      What did you think? Any philosophers you would have liked to have seen? Have a meme you think should make the list? Share below.  Read More →

7 Introductory Catholic Thoughts on Machiavelli's The Prince

Philosophy

SPL Staff • March 8th, 2012

**Listers, the term Machiavellian is synonymous with cunning and unscrupulous political action. **The cultural reputation of Niccolo Machiavelli may be summed up in the fact that the term Old Nick stems directly from his name and is a term for the Devil. In general, Machiavelli is seen as the... Read More →
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