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7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #2 Reading haphazardly

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #2 Reading haphazardly

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?

You Sexy Thing: Getting philosophical about sex (Love #4)

You Sexy Thing: Getting philosophical about sex (Love #4)

In this week's class, we are getting philosophical about desire, and asking questions about the philosophy of sex. Happy reading!

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #1 Reading Like Napoleon

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #1 Reading Like Napoleon

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.

Finding Our Way With Laozi

Finding Our Way With Laozi

The legendary Chinese philosopher Laozi is associated with the long tradition of Daoism (or Taoism). But his work is famously elliptical and difficult.

Something So Right: Love and Justice (Love #3)

Something So Right: Love and Justice (Love #3)

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?

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: An Introduction

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: An Introduction

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.