When reading philosophy, it's easy to feel under the obligation to read systematically. But why not give up on feelings of obligation, and read haphazardly?
Philosophy for the insatiably curious
In this week's class, we are getting philosophical about desire, and asking questions about the philosophy of sex. Happy reading!
Often the advice is that we should read philosophy slowly and carefully. But there's a lot to be said for reading at a gallop.
The legendary Chinese philosopher Laozi is associated with the long tradition of Daoism (or Taoism). But his work is famously elliptical and difficult.
What are the limits of human love? Can we love everyone? Or should we only focus on those closest to us? And what happens when our personal loves and commitments come into contact with impersonal questions of justice?
There are many ways you can read a philosophy book. In this first in a series of blog posts, I'm going to explore what it means to read philosophy differently.