Shadows of Reality: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

There are few examples of philosophical writing that can be applied across such a wide swath of life experience and social construct as Plato’s allegory of the cave. This analogy contains symbolisms of illusion, perception, and superficial reality on the individual level, with takes on education and mass media in society at large. While it’s applicable to a diverse range of experience, today we’ll focus on what the allegory says […]

The Mind-Body Problem: A Preamble

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word person as: “A human being regarded as an individual.” This would seem to be a satisfactory and encompassing definition, for what other “persons” has anyone ever known? Yet as we enter an increasingly technological age, with the advent of artificial intelligence, the possibility for discovery of intelligent alien life, and the rapidly approaching technological singularity, it is possible that our perceptions of humanity […]