The March newsletter for Looking for Wisdom Subscribers. In this issue: Mesoamerican philosophy; women weaving arguments in the ancient world; and the many philosophies of happiness.
Hello, Philosophers! It's almost spring here in Bulgaria, the sun is shining and Baba Marta, or Grandma March, is just about to see off the last of winter. So it looks like it's time for the March edition of the Looking for Wisdom newsletter.
This month, we've got all the following:
- News of our upcoming course on the philosophy of love.
- Mesoamerican traditions of philosophy
- Three women in the ancient world, and the art of weaving arguments.
- And a piece on the many kinds of philosophical happiness
So let's get cracking! As always, if you want to say hello, just drop me a line! I love hearing from people.
Love and philosophy
We've just got to the end of season one of our Looking for Wisdom philosophy courses, where we've been taking a global look at wisdom, what it is and why it matters. It's been a hugely enjoyable journey, and we're now gearing up for our next course, where we're talking about love.
Season two begins on the 1st March. For seven weeks, we're going to be exploring philosophers and philosophies from across the world, asking about one of humankind's greatest and most perplexing preoccupations.
The first class will go out to all subscribers (that means you!) on the 1st March. After that, if you want to continue studying and join our discussion on the Agora, our friendly discussion forum, then you'll need to sign up as a member, using the link below.
Next week: Maya philosophies of time and identity
Keep your eyes peeled this time next week for our extended interview with the brilliant Alexus McLeod, on the riches of Maya philosophy. The interview will go out as a Philosopher File on the 4th March.
To whet your appetite, have a look at this APA blog post on the renaissance in Mesoamerican philosophy.
Blogs and articles
Weaving the net: Three Radical Women Philosophers
In case you missed this one on the Looking for Wisdom blog, here's a piece on three women philosophers from the ancient world—Gārgī Vācaknavī, Jing Jiang and Hipparchia—and the relationship between weaving and philosophy.
Happiness and Philosophy
And here's a piece that I wrote for Curious magazine. It's about the different philosophical approaches there are to questions of happiness and the good life.
That's all for this time around! As always, get in touch if you want to say hello. And keep philosophising,
All the best,
Dr Will Buckingham, Looking for Wisdom.
Image: The Workshop, by Carl Larsson. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.