«Politics everywhere!»

First thing I usually do when I get up in the morning is to check the news. Maybe, that’s a mistake in the first place. Anyway, it usually hits me – like a bolt of lightning – that politics is everywhere in the papers. You can do this yourself at home: Please count all articles […]

The Allegory of the Cave – A Warning Against Political and Ideological Bigotry

Plato’s allegory of the cave (from Republic) is probably the best known simile for truth-seeking. It’s based on a talk between Socrates and Plato’s older brother Glaucon. However, as much as it describes epistemology, it is metaphorically concerned with political corruption and ideological bigotry as well. Plato’s allegory begins as follows: Socrates is likening the “prisoners” […]