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Who's behind Looking for Wisdom?

Looking for Wisdom is run by me, Dr. Will Buckingham. I'm a writer originally from the UK, and I'm fascinated by how the resources of philosophy can be used to help us live better, kinder, richer and wiser lives.

My PhD is in philosophy, and I have an MA in anthropology. I have written both academic and popular philosophy, and have been translated into multiple languages. My next book is Hello, Stranger: How we Find Connection in a Disconnected World (Granta 2021).

My popular philosophy books include Think Deeply and Flourish: A Practical Guide to Happiness (Icon Books 2018). I have also published monographs, including Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling (Bloomsbury 2013), and Finding Our Sea-Legs: Ethics, Experience and the Ocean of Stories (Kingston University Press 2009 / Wind and Bones 2019). And I've written articles and chapter contributions for all kinds of books (one of my recent favourites is a chapter in Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy, edited by Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez and Hyun Jin Kim, published by Bloomsbury 2018)

I have taught philosophy for almost two decades, both in universities and in the community. In 2015, I set up a free, public philosophy salon in a bookshop in Chengdu, China. I remain convinced that philosophy is too important and too urgent to be left to academics. Find out more on my website.

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