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Alcmaeon of Croton, the First Philosopher of Medicine

Alcmaeon of Croton, the First Philosopher of Medicine

What does it mean to be sick or well? What is health? The Greek doctor and philosopher Alcmaeon, who came from the city of Croton, was one of the earliest thinkers to systematically address questions of health and illness.

We All Stand Together: Love, connection and community (Love #2)

We All Stand Together: Love, connection and community (Love #2)

In this week's class, we are exploring Amazonian social philosophies of love and community, and how for social primates, community is fundamental to how we live and love.

Alexus McLeod on Maya Philosophy

Alexus McLeod on Maya Philosophy

Questions of time, ritual and identity lie at the heart of Maya philosophical traditions. Find out more in our fascinating interview with Alexus McLeod.

Let's Do It: The Philosophy of Love (Love #1)

Let's Do It: The Philosophy of Love (Love #1)

Welcome to the first lesson in our Season 2 series, taking a global perspective on the philosophy of love.

Sunzi's Way of Deceit

Sunzi's Way of Deceit

Sunzi's "The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese text that has become famous worldwide for its insights into strategy. Even today, it is still a go-to reference for military and business leaders.

Weaving the Net of Argument

Weaving the Net of Argument

Three stories of women philosophers in the ancient world weaving arguments to challenge their male contemporaries. Gārgī Vācaknavī in India, Hipparchia in Greece, and Jing Jiang in China.