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Who's behind Looking for Wisdom?

Looking for Wisdom is a project of the Wind&Bones Community Interest Company, a non-profit social enterprise based in the UK. Wind&Bones explores how creative thinking and creative writing can be used to bring about positive social change.

The site is edited and curated by Dr Will Buckingham. Will is a writer originally from the UK. He has long been fascinated by how the resources of philosophy can be used to help us live better, kinder, richer and wiser lives.

Will has a PhD is in philosophy and an MA in anthropology. He has written both academic and popular philosophy and has been translated into multiple languages. His most recent book is Hello, Stranger: How we Find Connection in a Disconnected World (Granta 2021).

Will's philosophy books include Think Deeply and Flourish: A Practical Guide to Happiness (Icon Books 2018) and contributions to the global bestseller, The Philosophy Book. He has 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).

Will has taught philosophy for almost two decades, both in universities and in the community. In 2015, he set up a free, public philosophy salon in a bookshop in Chengdu, China. He believes that philosophy is too important and too urgent to be left to academics. Find out more on Will's website.

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