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.
Philosophy for the insatiably curious
The Huainanzi, a fascinating Han dynasty guidebook for rulers, on resonance, non-action, charioteering, and how not to fall off a bicycle.
For the philosophers of the Nyāya school, the role of knowledge was to make effective action possible.
What are the fundamental questions in human life? And how can reading across different traditions enrich our sense of what questions might be fruitful to ask?
Dong Zhongshu was a thinker fascinated by the role of chance events in human history.
What are we, most fundamentally? Kaṇāda, founder of the Vaiśeṣika philosophical school, has some surprising answers.