Tagged: the school of life

What is Literature for?

What is Literature for?

We have a general sense that these sort of places are filled with things that are deeply important, but what exactly is literature good for? Why...

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Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has...

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Reasons to Remain Single

Reasons to Remain Single

Anyone who lives alone and manifests no longing to be in a relationship is in our times, almost automatically, more or less secretly viewed as both...

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PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French 20th century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically criticizing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state, including its...

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PHILOSOPHY – Plato

PHILOSOPHY – Plato

Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: only about a quarter of a million people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades...

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