The Philotoric (phi·lot·o·ric) is an independent blog which focuses on a wide range of philosophical themes that are presented in simple language.

Philosophy is often hard to comprehend. Whether it’s an ancient translation or a text from the profound stage of the 20th century, the reader may face the problem of a pretentious prose. Heidegger, Sartre and Wittgenstein are all guilty. They have contributed painstaking jargon that has left readers puzzled.

Existence precedes essence. – Jean-Paul Sartre

The Philotoric which derives its name from philosophy and rhetoric will explore these profundities with everyday language. This blog is an inclusive source that is available to anyone with an interest in thinking, or more specifically, existing. An ongoing theme of existentialism in modernity will be at the forefront of conversations with great minds across the globe.

About the Author

My name is Matthew Marasco and I’m studying philosophy at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia).

I completed an internship with the not-for-profit Australian Futures Project in 2015 and was a volunteer in the UNESCO Social & Human Sciences Sector in 2016. I am a staunch philosophy advocate and passionate about architecture, design, gender studies, urban planning, journalism and futures studies.

When I’m not consumed by the above, I am probably playing drums in the rock and roll band, Pagan.


The below photograph was taken at Søren Kierkegaard’s burial site in the Assistens Kirkegård, Copenhagen.

kieks and I