Category: Reality

The Clockwork Universe

A close up image of a watch

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Today, we’ll be looking at the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, whose approach to natural philosophy created a revolution, the effects of which are still being felt today. I will offer a brief snapshot of Newton’s life… Continue Reading “The Clockwork Universe”

Does God Make Scientific Errors?

A digitised image of our solar system

In this week’s philosophy post we’ll be moving on from the Medieval period to look at the beginnings of modern science and the life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus. I will offer a snapshot of this scientific thinker whose work would challenge the very… Continue Reading “Does God Make Scientific Errors?”

What is Scepticism?

A statue of a thinking man in front of a cloudy sky

Welcome to another instalment of quick-fire philosophy! Every Friday we take a brief look at the life and thought of an important philosopher from history, and I offer a few reflections on their ideas. Today we’re looking at Sextus Empiricus, a Roman Sceptic philosopher… Continue Reading “What is Scepticism?”

Do Ideas Exist in Reality?

Lightbulbs of varying sizes in a wallpaper pattern

In the last few Friday Philosophy posts we’ve been looking at the presocratics (that is, ancient Greek philosophers who lived and taught prior to Socrates). This week we’re moving on to a new category: the Eleatics. These philosophers are also presocratic, but are often… Continue Reading “Do Ideas Exist in Reality?”

Rivers of Change

A waterfall and flowing river, surrounded by rocks and trees

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at some of the most famous presocratic philosophers (that is, ancient Greek philosophers who lived prior to Socrates), and we will finish this mini-series of presocratic thinkers with Heraclitus,… Continue Reading “Rivers of Change”