Matthew Sharpe


Guide to the classics: Plato’s Republic

Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato, the old saying goes. And The Republic (c. 375 BCE), featuring Plato’s teacher Socrates in dialogue with several friends, is unquestionably …


Freedom of Speech from Ancient Greece to Facebook

Free speech is in the news. Not least because several leading universities have adopted a ‘model code’ to protect it on campus. And then there’s the Israel Folau saga, and …


Philosophy in the real world

416, 2016 — is there no alternative?