Monthly Archives: October 2014

What’s Philosophy For?

People new to philosophy often ask: what’s the point of doing philosophy? This short video is a good reply to that question.

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Opinion or Truth

A Socratic Dialogue
By BRENT SILBY

Background
Through this dialogue we see the problem that arises when we take a relativist stance to truth. Many people have taken a liking to relativism; perhaps because it seems so wonderfully democratic. However, the further one goes down the relativist road, the more difficult it becomes to answer fairly straightforward questions. It is almost as if the relativist tries to use logic to argue that logic doesn’t work.
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