At the site of the Agora, the ancient city’s public square, I visit the ruins of the house of Simon the Cobbler. He also pretended to be a philosopher.
Should we continue to teach thinkers like Kant, Voltaire and Hume without mention of the harmful prejudices they helped legitimize?
Speaking about the ancient city’s most secret and sacred ritual was punishable by death. We go in search of the truth.
The heart of spiritual life can not be found in nirvana or heaven, but in the mutual recognition that this life is our ultimate purpose.
To understand this degrading practice, we must examine the white face that refuses to see itself in its own monstrous creations.
The immigrants, women and slaves who were silenced in Athenian democracy were given life on stage.
Images can falsify as well as depict reality; they can mislead as well as inspire.
The desire for greatness can be an obstacle to our own potential.
It is unclear whether the Lyceum charged fees but, given its vast wealth, it probably didn’t need to. Sounds a little like Harvard, doesn’t it?
What books were in Plato’s library and why is everyone getting wasted there?