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Gautama Buddha and the Turn Toward Experience

Gautama Buddha and the Turn Toward Experience

The Buddha was a wandering renunciant in Ancient India who kick-started a two and a half thousand-year-old religious and philosophical tradition. But who was he?

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” Love, trust and the future (Love #6)

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” Love, trust and the future (Love #6)

What does it mean to say "I love you"? And how do these three little words change our sense of ourselves, our commitments, and our future?

Living the Life of a Dog with Diogenes the Cynic

Living the Life of a Dog with Diogenes the Cynic

Diogenes was the original drop-out philosopher. A fierce critic of the hypocrisy of society, he chose instead to live in accord with nature.

Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong? Love, transcendence and madness (Love #5)

Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong? Love, transcendence and madness (Love #5)

Does love lift us up where we belong? Or is it a kind of madness? In this week's class, we plunge into Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus to find out.

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!