In the series on the dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, we will go through his training in refutation. Only he who is trained in it can go to philosophy as a positive discipline; that is when one’s mind has an arbitrary form it cannot claim philosophical knowledge (wisdom) before they surrender themselves to philosophy as a negative discipline.
Born into society, we reflect through it on ourselves. The role of an ideal community is to make us independent so that we can make our decisions. But we make choices among people; hence, due to our need for society, loneliness does not feel well for we are devoid of meaningful communication.
In the article on the Stoic philosopher Seneca, we analysed an ethical or practical take on time. He characterised it as the only possession man can have. Time appeared to be the place of the dispersal of human life. But what is time?
In the Time Deconstructed series we would like to present how time can be thought of in philosophy – that is, time reflected out and through man’s experience and then put back into the experience to transform or modify it.