Contemplating my contemplations…

I am starting to wonder whether my philosophical contemplations are helping me overcome my daily struggles, or whether the fact that I am confronting myself more with them makes life more of a struggle…   Advertisements

The Socratic method of thinking

Whilst reading Alain de Botton’s Consolations of Philosophy I came across the so-called Socratic method of thinking, named after the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates. The idea of the book, as the title already suggests, is to console you in the everyday difficulties you face. In every chapter a different philosopher takes the stage, dealing with a particular…