Who Should Rule? Who should rule? A king who was born into a royal bloodline? A military leader who has triumphed in battle? The richest person in the country? Someone the people elect? What about the person with the most YouTube subscribers? There are many different ways for … [Read more...] about Who Should Rule? A Journey into Plato’s Ideal Kingdom
There is a lot of noise in our house. From the moment the first kid is awake until the last one goes to bed, there is some kind of commotion. It might be banging around cupboards in the kitchen, loud bursts of joy, loud bursts of displeasure or loud bursts that require a referee … [Read more...] about Can Two People Be Right In An Argument?
It wasn't too long ago that I was downstairs picking up toys in our family room with our kids. It had gotten so messy that we had to call an emergency meeting to clean things up. From Fisher Price Little People to dolls, race cars and dress-up clothes, stuff was strewn … [Read more...] about Before There Was Marie Kondo, There was Diogenes
Philosophy. Just the word sounds a little overly pretentious. When I was a kid I thought philosophy was about creating purposefully vague statements that somehow included deep meaning. I remember hearing the paradox: "Can God create a rock so big that even he can't lift it." To … [Read more...] about What I Learned Reading Plato With My Kids
A couple years ago I was walking down the driveway with my 5 year old daughter to get the mail. As we walked she looked down and noticed 4 or 5 brightly colored Skittles in one of the concrete joints. She stopped and stared down for a minute and then looked up at me. I knew … [Read more...] about What Can Plato’s Ring Tell Kids About Morality?