Surrealism and Schiller: An Antidote to Plato’s Misconceptions of Art

In The Republic Plato condemns art as a mere imitation of reality, an imitation that does not create in its own sense and morally corrupts humans. In this essay, Geordie Carscadden aims to expose the extent of Plato’s misunderstanding by challenging both his understanding of art as imitative and morally corruptive. This critique of Plato’s philosophy will be achieved through a synthesis of Surrealism, as established by André Breton in his surrealist manifesto, and a discussion of Friedrich Schiller’s aesthetic theory.

The New Age of Anti-Aging Research

Recent developments in the field of biogerontology have prompted a re-examination of the question, “Is ageing a disease?” Within the past decade, scientists have been trying to justify why ageing should be considered a disease without properly examining the myriad philosophical avenues that encompass this topic. In this essay, Emma Barrie considers the ethical questions of genetic therapies versus genetic enhancements as well as distributive justice questions about the consequences of developing a “cure” for ageing. Furthermore, she evaluates the attempts made by scientists to challenge Galen’s argument for ageing as a natural process, thus demonstrating the dire need for a proper philosophical investigation into this topic.

Little Aphrodisiac

by Marnie Ball Open. A whimsical woodland Of pastel beauty, and secret pleasure. Close.  Cherish the silence A moment for…

Contents: Issue 7

Issue 7: June 2019 Philosophy as a Way of Life — Arden Cadallo-Dent This essay explores the philosophical methods known…