Our latest newsletter. Tips on how to read philosophy, reflections on time and identity from Mesoamerica, and all about love.
Hello, philosophers! Welcome to the newsletter for March/April 2021. It's great to have so many new sign-ups over the past couple of weeks. So welcome on board to all the new members.
In this newsletter, we've got some tips on how to read philosophy, a link to our interview with the brilliant Alexus McLeod on Maya philosophy, some thoughts on love, and a couple of links to things elsewhere, including Helen De Cruz's brilliant Doing Things With Philosophy blog.
What's New on Looking for Wisdom
Philosopher File Interviews
This month, we have a fabulous, extended interview with the brilliant Alexus McLeod, who is talking about Maya philosophy, and what it means to do philosophy globally.
How to read philosophy
I'm slowly developing a series on how to read philosophy. These will be coming out something between weekly and fortnightly. You can read the first two below. The first is an introduction to how to read philosophy differently. And the second draws on the philosopher Franz Rosenzweig to explore how to read philosophy Napoleonically (if that's your kind of thing!).
We're in the mood for love...
Our members-only course on love is in full swing. If you want to see what we've been up to, the first two classes are accessible to everyone. I'm particularly excited by the second one, which draws on indigenous Amazonian philosophy to explore what it means to live and love in community.
I've been busy with site updates behind the scenes, so apologies if there has been a bit of down-time over the past week or so. Now things should be back to normal!
It's worth checking out the Doing Things With Philosophy blog by Helen de Cruz, who is Danforth Chair of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. It's a series of profiles of philosophers working outside the usual confines of the academic world. The most recent interview is with me, but there's lots of other fascinating stuff too.
And finally, here's a nice blog from OUP about women in philosophy, from Diotima and Macrina the Younger to the brilliant Carrie Jenkins, who we're talking about in our course on the philosophy of love.
Looking for Wisdom on Social Media
I'm on Twitter, so do follow me over there. Looking for Wisdom has a Twitter account (although it is less active than my personal one) and is also on Facebook. Do also follow me on Medium if that's your kind of thing.
That's all for this month. Coming up next month, we have another Philosopher File interview, the low-down on Cynics in ancient Greece and hedonists in ancient China, Plato's cave, more thoughts on how to read philosophy, and lots more!
All the best, Will
Dr Will Buckingham. LookingforWisdom.com