Welcome on Board!

Welcome on Board!

Hello! I'm Dr. Will Buckingham, and I want to welcome you personally to Looking for Wisdom. It's great to have you joining us.

For the last two decades, I have taught philosophy in universities and community settings around the world. In late 2020, during Covid-19 lockdown, I started to think about new approaches to teaching philosophy and building philosophical communities. And in this way, Looking for Wisdom was born.

Philosophy by email

As a free subscriber, you will receive weekly doses of philosophy by email. On Thursdays, I publish a new Philosopher File, bringing the world's philosophy straight to your inbox. I also send out occasional subscriber newsletters to free subscribers, with news and ideas and things worth linking to.

For subscribers Looking for Wisdom is, and will remain, free forever. The site is advertising-free, built for security from the ground up (using the wonderful Ghost). If you want to, you can read about the site's privacy policy by clicking here.

Courses by email

Looking for Wisdom also runs ongoing courses by email for those who want to take their study of philosophy further. The courses run six times a year for seven weeks at a time, and are supported by a friendly study community. In 2021, the courses will be on the following themes:

  • Jan-Feb 2021: Wisdom
  • Mar-Apr 2021: Love
  • May-Jun 2021: Work
  • Jul-Aug 2021: Home
  • Sep-Oct 2021: Friendship
  • Nov-Dec 2021: Strangers

If you upgrade to become a member, you get access to all past and future courses. Course emails are sent out on Mondays for seven weeks. The study materials include an introduction to the themes of the lesson, further reading, and discussion questions. So once you've explored the materials, you can log in and talk about the questions on the site.

You can sign up to the ongoing courses at any time by signing in to Looking for Wisdom, and clicking 'upgrade' at the top right. The cost for a month's subscription is $12 and for a year $108 (which works out as around $2.57 a lesson). See more details on the membership page and the FAQs page.

Your account

To manage your account, once you are logged in, you'll see an icon at the bottom right of the screen. Click this to update your personal data, add in a username (if you haven't got one already), subscribe, unsubscribe, upgrade, downgrade, and do everything you need!

If you have any problems, get in touch on [email protected]

Any other questions?

If so, either get in touch, or have a read through the FAQs.


Image: 'Arai: View of the Mile-and-a-Half Sea Ferry' by Hiroshige. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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