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Not the Mystical East: India's Long Tradition of Materialism

Not the Mystical East: India's Long Tradition of Materialism

We often assume that Indian philosophy is somehow inherently “spiritual”. But India's long tradition of Cārvāka materialist philosophy suggests otherwise.

Sophie Grace Chappell on Plato and the Moral Imagination

Sophie Grace Chappell on Plato and the Moral Imagination

An interview with Sophie Grace Chappell about philosophy, following your deepest impulses, and why mountain climbing is not unlike philosophy.

Aristotle on Flourishing

Aristotle on Flourishing

Aristotle argued that the end or purpose of human life was flourishing. But what is flourishing? And how do we flourish?

Aristotle on Ways of Knowing

Aristotle on Ways of Knowing

Aristotle was a hugely eclectic thinker. But he was also a systematic one. And at the heart of his philosophy is the idea of the diversity of human ways of knowing.

Hui Shi and the Power of Analogy

Hui Shi and the Power of Analogy

The Chinese philosopher Hui Shi (370-310 BCE) was famed for his logical puzzles, and his skill in debate.

Plato's Theory of Forms

Plato's Theory of Forms

Plato is famous for what is sometimes called his "theory of forms". But what are forms? What is this theory? And what makes Aslan an almost-perfect cat?