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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.

The Charisma of No-Charisma: Han Fei, Law, and the Art of Politics

The Charisma of No-Charisma: Han Fei, Law, and the Art of Politics

For the philosopher Han Fei, the ultimate form of charisma was to have no charisma. His ideas were instrumental in cementing the power of Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor.

Renegade Philosophers, and the Art of Changing Your Mind

Renegade Philosophers, and the Art of Changing Your Mind

Two philosophers from the ancient world who changed their minds: Timocrates the (former) Epicurean, and Dionysius the (former) Stoic.

Zou Yan, Yin and Yang, and the Nature of Change

Zou Yan, Yin and Yang, and the Nature of Change

The Chinese philosopher Zou Yan is credited with developing theories of Yin and Yang.

Sounds Plausible? The Philosophy of Carneades

Sounds Plausible? The Philosophy of Carneades

The philosopher Carneades advocated giving up on ideas of truth and the good life, arguing that we should focus instead on what is plausible.