What does it mean to live the good life? While there is no single answer, the ancient Greeks were right to suggest that at least part of the answer lies in the pursuit of knowledge itself. As Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Escaping Plato’s Cave is simply my personal attempt to live up to the ideals of the examined life. You’ll find both original essays covering various philosophical topics in addition to summaries of the main lessons I’ve learned from reading the top nonfiction books in philosophy, science, history, and more.