Logos

“… 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 –

i)   Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

ii)  Plato’s Republic

Related Catalyst pieces illustrating Plato’s Allegory of the Cave:

Allegory of the Cerebral Cave [Catalyst Blog]

The Uncommon Sense [Catalyst Blog]

Next –

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…

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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…

Yes…everything.

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4 responses to “Logos

  1. This vid is always good for a laugh…

  2. Cool! Great to finally meet someone who gets it. All my own friends and acquaintences are just livestock roaming around in a field eating grass failing to ever question their reality – failing to look what lies beyond the boundaries (fences) of the field that they are presently presented with. Eating grass (aquiring material things and material wealth) are the only things that are important to them – a somewhat meaningless Sisyphean treadmill punctuated by death. Death being the cold irony that purely materialist aspirations are impotent to do anything about.

    • I see more and more people promoting the book “1984.” Hopefully, it will go viral. WikiLeaks offers hope of a non-biased media. Then there are people like us orbiting about the far reaches of the net. We have our part to play as well.

      “Catalyst” is only a name that represents an ideology. I don’t always live up to it, but I like the symbol out there to wave the flag of change in the air. I encourage everyone to be a catalyst of their own creation, but it takes a bit of training.

      Are you interested? It sounds like the perception you have of your friends is growing restless. It may soon grow into resentment. Imagine getting through to them and steer those relationships in a positive direction that may even unify you in a cause.

      Also, death is nothing to fear or be bullied by, you must learn to accept it.

      I’m here to help where I can – and, to be helped.

  3. Pingback: Plato’s allegory of the cave | into worlds of uncertainty

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