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Justifying Ritual with Jaimini

Justifying Ritual with Jaimini

The Indian philosopher Jaimini, founder of the Mīmāṃsā tradition, on why religious ritual is its own justification.

Desmond Tutu, Ubuntu and the Possibility of Hope

Desmond Tutu, Ubuntu and the Possibility of Hope

Desmond Tutu, and the idea of ubuntu: we are, because we belong.

Andy West on Philosophy, Prison, Freedom and Shame

Andy West on Philosophy, Prison, Freedom and Shame

A Looking for Wisdom exclusive interview with philosopher Andy West, about prison, shame, freedom and philosophy.

Getting Smart About Pleasure: The Philosophy of Epicurus

Getting Smart About Pleasure: The Philosophy of Epicurus

The trouble with pleasure, according to the philosopher Epicurus, is that we're not very good at it.

The Tastiness of the Gift

The Tastiness of the Gift

An alternative theory of gift-giving, drawing on philosophy from the Tanimbar islands of Indonesia, and from the philosophical traditions of India.

The Philosophy of Giving

The Philosophy of Giving

Christmas is on the way, and you are facing your biggest philosophical challenge of the year: what gift do you get for a man like Uncle Pedro?