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Old Ideas Renewed: Science, Philosophy, and Perception as Illusion

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Plato, along with his instructor Socrates, are often recognized as the minds which began the western philosophical tradition as we know it today. Plato’s theory of forms and the Allegory of the Cave are not only interesting within the history of philosophy, but hold relevance in regards to both

Classical Wisdom Standoff: Epistemology of Plato and Aristotle

Before we embark on our intellectual quest to understand some of the fundamental theories of knowledge that were proposed by the ancient philosophers, it is important to remember that our emphasis will be rather narrow. It is impossible to fully comprehend the entirety of ideas from either Plato or Aristotle in the span of a