The Sources of Plato’s Opinions-Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (13)

This is a short post, and in it Russell outlines the areas of Plato he is going to discuss, whilst also explaining the thoughts which influenced Plato’s personal philosophy. He tells us that Plato was born 428/7 BCE in the early years of the Peloponnesian war. He came from an aristocratic family and despised democracy.…… Continue reading The Sources of Plato’s Opinions-Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (13)

Socrates- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (11)

Today we move on to a discussion of Socrates. Russell only focuses on him briefly because of the fact that we have so much historical uncertainty regarding him. This article will mostly focus on what we know of him through Plato and Xenophon. One interesting thing about the historicity of Socrates is that we can…… Continue reading Socrates- Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, chapter by chapter- (11)