If you think of philosophy as a way to escape from the calamities and irritants of 2021, you will find much that is pleasing in this section. Steven Nadler’s discussion of Spinoza and Stoicism starts with the charming fact that an inventory of the philosopher’s possessions, upon his death, revealed that he owned two pairs […]
Ancient Greek philosophy
Catherine Rowett peers back to what might be the beginning.
Debra Nails says that literary success eclipses Plato.
Christine Vitrano challenges the pessimistic view of ageing.
James Tartaglia faces the music.
Constantine Sandis wonders whether Jesus was a moral particularist.
If someone new to philosophy asked you for a recommended reading, what would you suggest? I’ve asked a fair number of philosophers this over the years and found that there’s more agreement in answers to this question than at least many philosophical questions. Ask about the nature of mind and the replies are all over […]
C. G. Prado argues that “facts” are now simply shared opinions.
By Carla Nappi and Carrie Jenkins.
Taleli Kukkonen admires an itinerant teacher of the classics.
Interview by Ophelia Benson.