Daily Philosophy

Dr Andreas Matthias
The companion newsletter to the daily-philosophy.com online magazine. Original articles about all areas of philosophy and their power to change human lives. Regular guest posts and interviews with important scholars and writers.
Created 13 Sep 2020
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  • Three Modern Hermits
    24 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    Clockwise, from top left: Agafia Lykova, Mauro Morandi, Sister Rachel Denton, “River Dave”. Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, don’t worry, I’m still here and fine. Just a bit stressed from work and fr...
  • Roman Yampolskiy interview part 2
    16 Oct 2021 • 21 min read
    This is the second part of the interview on the dangers of AI with Prof Roman Yampolskiy. Please see the previous email for the first part! — Thanks! DP: You also tried to utilize lessons from history...
  • Roman Yampolskiy on the dangers of AI
    16 Oct 2021 • 13 min read
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, another weekend is here, and with it comes your weekly dose of philosophy! This time, I thought I’d break the hermits and Daoism series up a little. After all, we’ve ...
  • The Wisdom of the Dao
    09 Oct 2021 • 15 min read
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, sorry for another delayed post. I find that these articles take longer and longer to write. (They also presumably take longer and longer to read — tell me when I’ve c...
  • Robert Rodriguez on hermits
    01 Oct 2021 • 16 min read
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, I hope you are still enjoying our excursions into hermit history, philosophy and lore! In this year-long series about six different philosophies of life, I was myself...
  • Dao De Jing: A Hermit’s Manual
    25 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, here we are with another article in our series on six different ways of finding happiness, which we try out over the span of a year. Currently, and until the end of O...
  • Dao De Jing
    18 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, I am happy to welcome many new subscribers to our circle this week! Daily Philosophy has, with your help, reached 9,000 monthly pageviews for the first time this mont...
  • Going Slow
    11 Sep 2021 • 17 min read
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, in our series on hermits, we have a new, fascinating article by Professor Ian James Kidd about slowing down. Professor Kidd discusses the history of the concept, espe...
  • Huts, Homelessness and Heimat
    04 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, in our year-long series on different philosophies of life and happiness, we have today a very special treat: an exclusive preview of an article by philosopher David E...
  • Tom Neale (1902-1977)
    28 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Tom Neale spent a total of fourteen years alone on a little island in the Suwarrow Atoll in the South Pacific, where he found peace and happiness in solitude. We have a look at this extraordinary life...
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