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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?

The Goodness of Work: Virtue, work, and salvation (Work #3)

The Goodness of Work: Virtue, work, and salvation (Work #3)

Work, according to Thomas Carlyle, is a purifying fire that saves us from all vices. But is Carlyle right? And is work really a path to virtue?

Maya Philosophy, and How to Give Shape to Time

Maya Philosophy, and How to Give Shape to Time

The Maya philosophers were preoccupied with time, and with how the ritual ordering of time is a way that human beings participate in the ongoing creation of the world.