7 Ways of Reading Philosophy: #2 Reading haphazardly

Reading systematically is no way to read philosophy

Will Buckingham
Mar 26 · 8 min read
Image: The Distracted Reader by Rick&Brenda Beerhorst. Creative Commons 2.0 licence via Flickr.

Philosophers and storytellers

Mary Read, Pirate Queen. Print dated c. 1710. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The rights of the reader

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, woman and children reading. 19th century. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Ways of not reading

Readers and purposes

Notes:

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Will Buckingham

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Writes nonfiction & fiction. PhD in philosophy. Next book “Hello, Stranger” (Granta 2021). www.willbuckingham.com www.lookingforwisdom.com.

Looking for Wisdom

Philosophy for insatiably curious: the greatest philosophers and the most intriguing philosophies from across the world.

Will Buckingham

Written by

Writes nonfiction & fiction. PhD in philosophy. Next book “Hello, Stranger” (Granta 2021). www.willbuckingham.com www.lookingforwisdom.com.

Looking for Wisdom

Philosophy for insatiably curious: the greatest philosophers and the most intriguing philosophies from across the world.

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