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Barbara Stok, on Comics and Cynics

Barbara Stok, on Comics and Cynics

Comics artist Barbara Stok talks about her brilliant reimagining of the life of the Cynic philosopher Hipparchia.

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

Ethics, power and a life in motion.

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

Is drunkenness the enemy of philosophical sobriety? Or are there circumstances where drunkenness can make our philosophical insight more acute?

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius, the Roman poet and philosopher, on free will, creativity and the mysterious swerve of an atom.

Combat, Play and Aesthetic Experience: Three Metaphors of Philosophy

Combat, Play and Aesthetic Experience: Three Metaphors of Philosophy

Is philosophy a kind of play? Is it a kind of combat? Or is it a kind of aesthetic experience? Thoughts on Sarah Mattice and Michel Serres.

Advice for Rulers, Charioteers and Cyclists: the Huainanzi

Advice for Rulers, Charioteers and Cyclists: the Huainanzi

The Huainanzi, a fascinating Han dynasty guidebook for rulers, on resonance, non-action, charioteering, and how not to fall off a bicycle.