Selected Philosophical Writings



The word philosophy come from the Greek word philosophia and the literal translation is ‘love of wisdom’. Philosophy is concerned with understanding life and its problems, and does this through a systematic approach and rational argument. Oxford Dictionaries defines philosophy as:

“the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.”

Plato, Greek Philosopher

There is a vast range of philosophical writing, and here I share  a few of my own favourites.


Allegory of the Cave – Plato

Seventh Letter – Plato


Some well known philosophical quotes:

“One cannot step twice in the same river.” – Heraclitus (ca. 540 – ca. 480 BCE)

“I think therefore I am” – René Descartes (1596 – 1650)

“God is dead.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank