Have you got a question about Looking for Wisdom, or about how the site works? The following FAQs should help throw some light on your perplexities.

What is Looking for Wisdom?

Looking for wisdom delivers philosophy by email! Find out more on the about page.

How do I sign up?

Just type in your email, and receive weekly doses of philosophy in your inbox every Thursday.

How much does it cost to join?

It's free to sign up as a subscriber. But you can also sign up to become a supporter, a community member or a patron. Supporters make a small contribution ($6/m or $60/y) to the running costs of Looking for Wisdom and get access to our online community forum. Members ($16/m or $160/y) get access to the forum and the monthly Philosophy Salons. And Patrons ($26/m or $260/y) get all the membership benefits, plus our unending gratitude and a one-on-one chat via Zoom with Will. You can find out about the plans here.

Why do you charge for community access?

Looking for Wisdom is a labour of love. Subscription costs go toward running the site, hosting, and—eventually, I hope—towards freeing me up from other work, so I can continue to develop this as a free resource.

I can't afford the subscription cost

Financial hardship is real, and it shouldn't be a bar to engaging with philosophy. If you cannot afford the subscription cost, then get in touch. I have a limited number of free subscriptions available, so I should be able to sort you out with a membership. If your circumstances change—for better or worse—let me know, and then I can update your subscription accordingly.

How are payments processed?

Payments are processed using Stripe, the secure payment gateway. This means you can pay with any bank card. If for any reason you don't have access to Stripe, get in touch, and we can sort something out.

Stripe doesn't work for me. Is there another way I can pay?

For security and simplicity, stripe is ideal. But if it doesn't work for you, send an email to contact@lookingforwisdom.com, or get in touch through the contact form. We should be able to find a work-around.

How do I cancel my account?

If you want to cancel your account entirely, it's easy to do by going to your account page. Sign in using the little floating button at the bottom right of the website. And then follow the instructions. Get in touch if you have any problems!

Philosophical questions

How do I find out more about philosophy?

If you want to explore philosophy more deeply, alongside a friendly, supportive community, why not become a member?

I've discovered a profound philosophical error on the site

Uh oh! If there are any glitches, factual errors, places where I'm profoundly wrong, or other philosophical problems, I'd love to hear from you. Let me know on contact@lookingforwisdom.com.

Why is there something rather than nothing?

Now you're talking. This piece on the Conversation is a good place to start.

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