Are we in control? Hegel’s Lordship & Bondage
Quite often we find ourselves in situations where we know we are not in control, such as being a student, or having a job, or being bullied. The most important factor in this is the perspective you as an individualView Tool »
Justice and Utopia
Materials needed Description of the story of the Ring of Gyges Handout on the characteristics of Rammeka (a fictional society) Worksheet for small-group discussion and individual reflection Description Begin with an explanation of Plato’s goals in The Republic. ExplainView Tool »
Can We be Authentic in Everyday Life?
“Republic of Silence,” by Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre came to define post-war Existentialism. In this prominent editorial published shortly after the occupation ended, Sartre articulates both the context to his views and the suggestion that everyday life may present evenView Tool »
The Trial of Socrates
Steven Goldberg / The Trial of Socrates Topics: The compatibility of religious piety with philosophical inquiry; The question whether morality is relative to cultural norms or objective and universal in nature; The tension between justice and power; The question whether ideasView Tool »