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Knowing, Doing, and Doubting: Nyāya Philosophy

Knowing, Doing, and Doubting: Nyāya Philosophy

For the philosophers of the Nyāya school, the role of knowledge was to make effective action possible.

Constellations of Thought: God, Death, and Other Non-Problems

Constellations of Thought: God, Death, and Other Non-Problems

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's Tales of the Unexpected

Dong Zhongshu's Tales of the Unexpected

Dong Zhongshu was a thinker fascinated by the role of chance events in human history.

Kaṇāda's Search for a Soul Without Qualities

Kaṇāda's Search for a Soul Without Qualities

What are we, most fundamentally? Kaṇāda, founder of the Vaiśeṣika philosophical school, has some surprising answers.

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy : #4 Reading Out Loud

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy : #4 Reading Out Loud

When the going gets tough, it can be good to read philosophy out loud.

Learning to Play the Piano With Ptolemaïs of Cyrene

Learning to Play the Piano With Ptolemaïs of Cyrene

Ptolemaïs of Cyrene, the ancient philosopher, and what she can teach us about the art of music.