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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.

The Opposite of Work? All About Idleness (Work #5)

The Opposite of Work? All About Idleness (Work #5)

Is idleness a bad thing? Or does taking idleness more seriously offer us new possibilities for human liberation?

Spiritual Damage: How Work is Bad for Us (Work #4)

Spiritual Damage: How Work is Bad for Us (Work #4)

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 on Why Change is an Illusion

Zeno of Elea on Why Change is an Illusion

Zeno of Elea was famous for his paradoxes, which have fascinated and preoccupied people for millennia.

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #3 Reading self-interestedly

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #3 Reading self-interestedly

Why be a dutiful reader, when you can read self-interestedly?