Is there more to reality than matter? How could we know? How can we know that we know anything? What is the soul?
Philosophy is many things to many people, but it is essentially the art of questioning. Questions are not self-sufficient, of course, for without answers, we despair. But answers that are not the answers to our own questions are not really answers. If we can learn to ask the right questions in the right spirit, then the answers for which our hearts yearn will be given to us.
“Every true question is like the lance which pierces the side of Christ causing blood and water to flow forth.” (Origen)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
Selections from Plato’s Dialogues
Selections from Aristotle