I am a recovering academic. Rather than provide any more free content for the University system, I will publish the majority of my research here and on my own.
While my present work is largely focused on Ancient Greek Philosophy, I also have active research interests in the history of philosophy and the overall development of western civilization via social, economic, and political thought.
My work in Ancient Greek Philosophy is broadly concerned with metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. In particular, I am interested in the Platonic theory of knowledge as put forth in the Theaetetus and the Meno. Lately, I have been focusing on the Sophists’ influence on Platonic thought and the repercussions this has had on the development of Western civilization. Especially re the human ability to distinguish between fact and fiction.
Plato took the Sophists’ ideas so seriously that he had to invent an entirely new, perfect, and unchanging world in order to establish absolute Truth(s). Ultimately, these Truths served as a refutation to the questions being raised by the Sophists and the relativist philosophical positions that the Sophists were taking.
In addition to my research, I am currently writing my own treatise on the history and development of western social, political, and economic theory. The majority of which will be published on this website in due time.