Category: Philosophy

  • Who Proposed the Philosophical Idea of “I Think, Therefore I Am” (Cogito ergo sum)

    Who Proposed the Philosophical Idea of “I Think, Therefore I Am” (Cogito ergo sum)

    “I think, therefore I am” (Cogito ergo sum) is one of the most famous phrases of the French philosopher René Descartes, which appears in his work Discourse of the Method (1637). This sentence has become one of the most famous in the history of philosophy and represents the beginning of modern rationalism. But what is […]

  • Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: Summary

    Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: Summary

    Plato’s allegory of the cave, or Plato’s Cave is part of his most complex work, the Republic (514a–520a). It is a dialogue between Socrates, the main character, and Glaucon, his interlocutor. The dialogue aims to present the reader with the Platonic theory about the knowledge of the truth. Allegory of the Cave In the text, […]