Welcome on Board!

Welcome to Looking for Wisdom. Here's everything you need to know to get you up and running. Find out about our free Philosopher Files, our philosophy courses, how to become a member, how to manage your account, and more.
Welcome on Board!


Hello, and welcome on board. It's great to have you joining us. I'm Dr. Will Buckingham. 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. In this way, Looking for Wisdom was born.

Photo © Will Buckingham 2020.

Weekly Philosopher Files

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 monthly 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.

Community membership

Become a community member, and access our Agora community discussion group. As a community member, you will get access to all site content, the chance to chat with your fellow philosophers in our friendly community, and discounts on our forthcoming workshop series.

You also get the warm glow of knowing that you are supporting Looking for Wisdom long into the future.

Becoming a community member

The cost for a month's subscription is $10 and for a year $100. To upgrade your subscription go to the community page.

Looking for Wisdom: Membership
Become a member to join our regular philosophy by email courses, and participate in guided discussions in the Looking for Wisdom Agora. Or sign up as a subscriber for free weekly Philosopher Files.

And if you have any questions, a good place to start is the FAQs page.

Managing your account

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If you have any problems, get in touch on contact@lookingforwisdom.com

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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