In this essay, I try to analyze some of the most metaphysical moments of the Theaetetus and the Sophist to show that the metaphysical content of these parts are repetitive and do not stand up to close scrutiny. But these observations in themselves do not diminish the value of the dialogues. Instead, I think they point to the possibility of a new interpretation of Plato, which I gesture toward at the end of the essay very briefly.
An exploration the nature of wholeness according to Aristophanes' myth in Plato's Symposium. In particular, this essay is concerned with how the loss of such wholeness might be remedied through ἔρως and through the act of storytelling.
This essay aims to follow the thought process of Montaigne in his essay "That to philosophize is to learn how to die", in order to explore how the various philosophical ideas he discusses (virtue, pleasure, pain, freedom, imagination, living, nature) are related to death. In light of this consideration, I reflect on how the contemplation of death throws new light on these philosophical concepts.