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Looking for Wisdom

Philosophy for the insatiably curious.

Kautilya on the Crooked Business of Politics

Kautilya on the Crooked Business of Politics

The ancient Indian treatise on rulership, and the pragmatics of maintaining power

Looking for Wisdom: A New Look

Looking for Wisdom: A New Look

Looking for Wisdom has been rebuilt from the ground up, and it's looking very pretty indeed!

Barbara Stok, on Comics and Cynics

Barbara Stok, on Comics and Cynics

Comics artist Barbara Stok talks about her brilliant reimagining of the life of the Cynic philosopher Hipparchia.

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

Ethics, power and a life in motion.

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

Is drunkenness the enemy of philosophical sobriety? Or are there circumstances where drunkenness can make our philosophical insight more acute?

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius, the Roman poet and philosopher, on free will, creativity and the mysterious swerve of an atom.