An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: Part 1

Family, Food, and Faith I have to admit that I am often hesitant to read the autobiographical works of great men, for I find it off-putting to see their awareness of their own greatness (e.g. Caesar). Gandhi starts his work by vowing to be humble. No disrespect to him, but I was a bit skepticalContinue reading “An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: Part 1”

What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality

Podcast Link “The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying, “This is mine”, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.” – Rousseau Every society must justify its inequalities. But, before we get to that, I want to let you know thatContinue reading “What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality”

An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: The Prologue

My last semester of college (university), I thought I needed three classes to graduate, and decided that I would make that third class a survey of Indian philosophy. It turned out, I only needed two classes to graduate, so I didn’t take it. This process of realization took about five minutes. And thus is theContinue reading “An American’s Journey Through the Life of Gandhi: The Prologue”

Better Know Plato (ft. Socrates the Philosophy Dog): Introduction to Plato

To fully understand the significance of Plato, we need look no further than the quote by philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who, in the 1900’s said that “all of western philosophy was just a series of footnotes to Plato.”