Hi, my name is Ryan Boissonneault. I’m a technical writer by trade and a life-long student of philosophy. 

Escaping Plato’s Cave is my personal collection of essays and book reviews in philosophy and the history of ideas. In this blog, you’ll find reviews and analysis on the latest releases in philosophy and related subjects, in addition to a series of essays outlining the main lessons I’ve learned from studying the great philosophers of the past.

Every great thinker of the past and present has something valuable to teach us, and only by confronting the questions of philosophy head on can we truly live an examined life—the only life, according to Socrates, worth living.