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So, tell me about these “real numbers.” Plato, Therapy, Theory, & Ethnography

Last time I related Plato’s “ideas” to mathematics, in particular Calculus and Geometry. The value of Plato, and the “doctrine of ideas,” carries over into other realms as well, from … Continue reading

2013-02-24 · 2 Comments

Plato, Calculus, Law, Alice in Wonderland, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty, & Mind

What is a “point?” Geometry, like Calculus, begins with the seemingly simple ideas of “point” and “line.” Surprisingly, this is where “non-mathy” people begin to get lost–not for the math … Continue reading

2013-02-17 · 2 Comments

The Egg Came First: Plato’s Parmenides or How Progress Exists in Philosophy

Plato’s dialogue “Parmenides” is notoriously enigmatic. Viewing it through the proper (wide-angle) lens, however, it is quite readable and well worth the effort. In it, the philosopher critiques his own … Continue reading

2013-01-18 · 6 Comments

What does Plato have to do with anything?

What does “Idealism” mean to you? I am referring to philosophical Idealism not the psychological variety–the kind that would call someone naive or unrealistic. Idealism in philosophy (and likewise just … Continue reading

2012-12-13 · 6 Comments