Method Part 3: Hypothetical Method

This is going to be the final video in my series on philosophical method. In the first video we covered Plato‚Äôs overarching metaphysical view on the breakdown of reality and how it relates to knowledge. We saw Socrates introduce the allegory of the divided line in which he separates the visible world from the intelligible world. The visible world had …

On Spiritual Exercises Part 2: Learning How To Dialogue

We all have conversations with people regularly so if someone were to suggest that we need to learn how to dialogue, the thought would seem absurd if not insulting. But if we look at how we tend to converse with others we find a few patterns emerge. It is more so than not the case that a speaker will tend …

On Modernity Part 3: Nietzsche vs Descartes/Science

In the previous video we discussed how Descartes undertook the project to create a new method, the method of doubt we encountered in the Discourses and Meditations. This method in turn yielded Descartes first principal; ego cogito ergo sum – I think therefore I am. Upon this principal, Descartes proceeds to build up an argument demonstrating the possibility of knowledge …

On Modernity Part 2: Descartes’ Reinvention of Man

Descartes’ desire to be a wizard led him to become the father of modern philosophy and the reinvention of man. We examine the effect of nominalism on the thoughts of Descartes and his question for wizardry.