A Modern and Practical Take on Plato’s Philosophy

The Republic’s sixth and seventh books comprise some of the most influential literature in Western philosophy. … More A Modern and Practical Take on Plato’s Philosophy

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Theorizing: The Greek Dialectical Method as a Precursor for the Scientific Method

The Socratic Method and Aristotle’s work in philosophy and science are excellent case studies for demonstrating the essence of ancient Greek philosophy and dialectic, as well as the links these philosophies have with logical thought and physical science. … More Theorizing: The Greek Dialectical Method as a Precursor for the Scientific Method

Art Deco: An Artistic Response to Industrialization

The Art Deco Movement of 1925 – 1940 marks a time of exuberant excess, and is characterized by bright and linear ornamentation in visual art, geometric elegance in fashion, and hard-edged decoration in architecture.  Artists, architects and designers of the time sought to embellish all things tangible, from the largest skyscraper facades to the smallest … More Art Deco: An Artistic Response to Industrialization

Analysis of William Waterhouse’s Various Renditions of the Lady of Shallot

  Section 1: The Work and its Historical/Cultural Context Arguably the most famous piece by painter and drafter John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot depicts an emotionally evocative scene on an ancient theme: the fabled medieval city of Camelot.  The work’s creation in 1888 was inspired by a poem by the same name which … More Analysis of William Waterhouse’s Various Renditions of the Lady of Shallot