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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.

Giving up on Philosophy? The Science of Wisdom (Wisdom #7)

Giving up on Philosophy? The Science of Wisdom (Wisdom #7)

The last few decades have seen a growth in the scientific study of wisdom. But what is the science of wisdom? And what gets left out of these accounts?

Empedocles on Love and Strife

Empedocles on Love and Strife

Empedocles was a philosopher, wandering poet and shamanic healer who claimed the entire universe was underpinned by the forces of Love and Strife.