Tagged: The Republic

The Rise of Tyranny and the New World Order – as seen by Plato

It’s not so well known that Plato was an alchemist – along with being a playwright – and so he based his wisdom on his observations of Nature, of which human nature is a fractal, holographic part and parcel. In doing so, he was able to predict the course that takes a society from democracy into tyranny. Continue reading

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plato’s Cave

Stephen Hawking’s pronouncement recently that there is no ‘afterlife’ got me wondering why we even ask him these questions in first place. He’s not an expert on spirituality. His area is a cosmology which is based on a bunch of scientific premises that follow one another in a logical progression, and how does logic apply to questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life? Continue reading