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.
Philosophy for the insatiably curious
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.
Is idleness a bad thing? Or does taking idleness more seriously offer us new possibilities for human liberation?
In the last piece, we explored the idea that work might just be the thing that saves us. But what if the reverse is true?
Zeno of Elea was famous for his paradoxes, which have fascinated and preoccupied people for millennia.
Why be a dutiful reader, when you can read self-interestedly?