Philosophy - Lucille Turner

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part II

  There was once a city called Miletus, which flourished in the sixth century BC.  One of its citizens was a man called Thales, a businessman with a head for philosophy. Thales could be called one of the first true Greek scientists because he made a very simple claim,...

Greek Philosophy Boiled Down – Part I

Greek philosophy once played a vital role as the backbone of Western Civilisation, and it continues to underpin our world view. But what do we mean by Civilisation anyway, and how did it start? Civilisation is generally said to originate from the time that people...

The Swerve of Fate

From the very first time that pen was set to paper, poets and writers wrote about the subject that probably preoccupies us the most: fate. The past is over; we know it can’t be altered, but the future is still changeable. What we do now, will affect what we become...