We're launching a new series of Sunday Salons on Looking for Wisdom. Find out more here!
Hello, and welcome to this month's newsletter.
We've had lots of new members join us recently, and it's great to have you all here! So, first off, let me welcome you all on board! August was a really busy and exciting month. We've been exploring the power of analogy with Chinese philosopher Hu Shi. We've been talking about Aristotle, ways of knowing, and what it means to flourish. And there's also my long-awaited interview with Sophie Grace Chappell on Plato and the Moral Imagination (it's a long one, so make yourself a cup of tea, and settle in for a fascinating read)
In this month's newsletter, I've got some very exciting news about developments at Looking for Wisdom, and in particular our new Sunday Salons.
Hang Out With Your Fellow Philosophers in Our Sunday Salons
Philosophy is not just something solitary. It is about dialogue and working things through in the company of others. So I'm delighted to be kicking off the first in a series of Sunday Salons, starting on Sunday 5th September.
In the Salons, we'll get to know each other, talk through the recent Philosopher Files, and chat about other philosophical questions that have cropped up for us over the past month. The Salons will be relaxed, friendly and welcoming, and you don't need any philosophical training.
Salons are free for paid community members: I'll just send out a Zoom link an hour before, and you can click and join. Membership starts out at around $14 (roughly £10) a month, for which you get access to the Agora discussion forum for ongoing philosophy chat, and free access to the salons. You can sign up below.
For those busy folks among us, there's also the option to drop in to an individual salon without signing up for a longer-term membership. It costs $20 to join the Salon. Once you've signed up, I'll send out the Zoom link for the one-off session.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
What's Next on Looking for Wisdom?
Coming up next month, we've got some thoughts on ancient Indian materialism, the brilliant ancient Greek woman philosopher Hipparchia, for whom philosophy was close to a kind of performance art, and the origins of ancient Stoicism! So stay tuned. And if you want to say hello, just hit “reply” to this email.
All the best,
Dr Will Buckingham, Looking for Wisdom