The Simulation Argument

If we are living in a simulation, then the cosmos that we are observing is just a tiny piece of the totality of physical existence. The physics in the universe where the computer is situated that is running the simulation may or may not resemble the physics of the world that we observe. While theContinue reading “The Simulation Argument”

Utopias

Utopias seem to be much more achievable than we formerly believed them to be. Now we find ourselves presented with another alarming question: how do we prevent utopias from coming into existence?… Utopias are possible. Life tends towards the formation of utopias. Perhaps a new century will begin, a century in which intellectuals and theContinue reading “Utopias”

Socrates plots against the poets

‘The gravest charge against poetry still remains. It has a terrible power to corrupt even the best characters, with very few exceptions.’ ‘It is indeed terrible if it can do that.’ ‘Then listen. When we hear Homer or one of the tragic poets representing the sufferings of a hero and making him bewail them atContinue reading “Socrates plots against the poets”