“… knowledge must continually be renewed by ceaseless effort, if it is not to be lost. It resembles a statue of marble which stands in the desert and is continually threatened with burial by the shifting sand. The hands of service must ever be at work, in order that the marble continue to lastingly shine in the sun. To these serving hands mine shall also belong.”
(Albert Einstein, On Education, 1950)
Welcome to Catalyst Philosophy 101.
Please, have a seat…
You’ll need the basics if you’re green to philosophy. Click here for a free online philosophy course (text not included)
If you want to run for a touchdown…go deep: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy is the mother of all studies. Thus, it calls upon every subject. If this sounds interesting, something may be gained for you, here.
Self teaching has limitations. There’s no need to reinvent wheels. You’ll need many teachers. Some will speak from ancient times. That is the power of the written word.
If you like my writing, you’ll love these visual materials. Take a break from reading and have a watch.
First, “Plato‘s Cave.”
This provided a foundation for my political views. The video is a bit different than Plato’s original text. I recommend buying “Plato’s Republic” if you haven’t already.
You can find the online text here –
ii) Plato’s Republic
Related Catalyst pieces illustrating Plato’s Allegory of the Cave:
The “Return to The Source” documentary…
If you have not watched the “Matrix” trilogy, you should probably go buy, not rent, them ASAP.
Sorry – The Matrix was not just a movie with an interesting plot, sex, violence, and cool graphics. If you think that, either relieve me of your presence or take a seat and prepare to experience philosophy at its finest.
This series breaks down the philosophical depth of the movies like only geeks can…
Please contact me if you’d like to further your understanding of philosophy. I am here to help those that want to challenge themselves. I can point you in the right direction. There are resources out there that offer a fertile student everything…