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Should you trust your senses? An essay on Descartes’ Meditations.

Yes, we should trust our senses. That is the only way how we live and communicate with the world outside us and even inside our bodies. Descartes in his “Meditations” just pretends that he does not trust his senses to … Continue reading

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Did Socrates deserve the death sentence?

In his dialogue, “Apology”, Plato describes how Socrates responds to the charges against him. Socrates’ speech is an excellent example of rhetoric, rich with arguments, stories, analogies, questions, answers, and conclusions. He defends himself so as to be right and … Continue reading

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From Roast Beef to Intellect

Isn’t it fascinating that the simplest routine of every day life like cooking brought intelligence to our ancestors? Most of us have never even thought about it. Me neither, until I recently had a chance to watch that BBC video … Continue reading

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