Spiritualists versus the Materialists in Ancient India

In India, philosophy had its origins in a search of relations between self and the universe, done by people who were religious in outlook. These were people less interested in the monotonous routines of the ritual sacrifices and more interested in probing relations between self and the universe. Continue reading Spiritualists versus the Materialists in Ancient India

Atlantis?True Story or Cautionary Tale?

Atlantis?True Story or Cautionary Tale?

If the writing of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato had not contained so much truth about the human condition, his name would have been forgotten centuries ago.

Photo: Illustration of Atlantis

Illustration of a cove on the mythical island of Atlantis

Photograph by Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett Collection

But one of his most famous stories?the cataclysmic destruction of the ancient civilization of Atlantis?is almost certainly false. So why is this story still repeated more than 2,300 years after Plato’s death? Continue reading Atlantis?True Story or Cautionary Tale?