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Free and Easy Rambling With Zhuangzi

Free and Easy Rambling With Zhuangzi

The ancient Chinese philosopher who advocated uselessness and free-and-easy wandering.

Arete of Cyrene and the Smooth Motion of the Flesh

Arete of Cyrene and the Smooth Motion of the Flesh

Arete of Cyrene was an early woman philosopher who was important in the establishment of the Cyrenaic school, which emphasised the centrality of bodily pleasure to the good life.

The Future of Work (Work #7)

The Future of Work (Work #7)

In our final class, we're looking back at the last six weeks, and looking forward to ask about the future of work.

Mencius and the Sprouts of Virtue

Mencius and the Sprouts of Virtue

Mencius was a Confucian philosopher who argued for the inherent goodness of human nature, and who insisted that good government is about nourishing this inherent goodness.

The Opposite of Work Part 2: Philosophy and Play (Work #6)

The Opposite of Work Part 2: Philosophy and Play (Work #6)

We spend a lot of our life not just working, but also playing. But what is play? In this class, we'll look at the serious business of play, and why it matters.

Plato's Cave, and Escaping the Prison of Ignorance

Plato's Cave, and Escaping the Prison of Ignorance

Plato is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in all of history. He opened up a series of questions — about philosophy, about knowledge, about truth, about politics and about ethics — that have continued to preoccupy people down to the present-day.