On Machiavelli’s The Prince
by Kate Tandberg
Any discussion of The Prince inevitably runs into the problem of Machiavelli’s true intention and beliefs. The purpose of this essay is not to understand why The Prince was written, but to understand what the role of the People is within it, whatever Machiavelli’s personal conviction may have been.
On Plato and Galileo
By Archie Stapleton
Galileo literally gazes at the sun until he is blind, while Plato looks into his mind at a metaphorical sun, revealing the primary distinction between them in their search for epistemic and metaphysical truth. For Plato and Galilei, in the realm of epistemology, the distinction between inward and outward is evident, while in the metaphysical arguments the lines are blurred beyond recognition.