• Aristotle’s 5 Predicables Explained

    Aristotle’s 5 Predicables Explained

    Aristotle predicables are not that difficult to understand. They are the five ways that we can speak about something. For...
  • Augustine on the Latin term *essentia*

    Augustine on the Latin term *essentia*

    “Essentia is a new word, indeed, which was not used in the Latin speech of old, but which has come...
  • Great Philosophy Quotes

    Great Philosophy Quotes

    “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” Alfred...
  • Scholarship on Plato’s Unwritten Dogmas or Doctrines

    Scholarship on Plato’s Unwritten Dogmas or Doctrines

    Cornelia J. de Vogel, H.J. Kramer, and others have focused their attentions on the so-called unwritten doctrines of Plato. This...
  • Outline of Aristotle’s Metaphysics

    Outline of Aristotle’s Metaphysics

    Aristotle’s Metaphysics consists of fourteen (14) books of various lengths, often without any obvious order or relation to prior books....
  • Aristotle’s Vocabulary

    Aristotle’s Vocabulary

    Aristotle’s Book Delta of his Metaphysics is commonly called Aristotle’s dictionary or lexicon. Below is a helpful list of Greek...
  • Did Plato Have an Unwritten Doctrine?

    Did Plato Have an Unwritten Doctrine?

    Aristotle tells us that Plato had an unwritten doctrine or unwritten dogmas (agrapha dogmata). Commenting on Plato’s Timaeus, Aristotle recorded: “It...
  • Understanding the Third Man Argument

    Understanding the Third Man Argument

    Plato’s Parmenides contains an argument against the so-called Platonic theory of forms known as the “Third Man Argument”. Here’s how it...
  • Guide to the Pre-Socratics

    Guide to the Pre-Socratics

    Melesian School – Starting the Conversation 1.    Thales (624-546 B.C.) – The “Father of Greek philosophy”. All things are water 2.    Anaximander...