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Philosophy, Writing and Wayward Curiosities from Will Buckingham

Bootleg Copies of my Book are Available in Iran, and I’m Okay With That

Bootleg Copies of my Book are Available in Iran, and I’m Okay With That

For all the divisiveness of global politics, books have the power to connect

Divination and love in the Symposium

Divination and love in the Symposium

I’m intrigued by this definition of divination from Plato’s Symposium 188 c-d, as a practice of producing loving affection between gods and human being, or the science of the effects of love on justice and piety: Consider further the …

At the Edinburgh Book Festival

At the Edinburgh Book Festival

Come and say hello at the Edinburgh Internaional Book Festival.

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

The Swoop and Surge of Life: Lucretius on Ethics in Motion

Ethics, power and a life in motion.

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

7 Ways of Reading Philosophy #5: Reading While Drunk

Is drunkenness the enemy of philosophical sobriety? Or are there circumstances where drunkenness can make our philosophical insight more acute?

At the Dandelion Festival

At the Dandelion Festival

A project at the Dandelion Festival in Glasgow

Happy Paperback Publication Day to Hello, Stranger

Happy Paperback Publication Day to Hello, Stranger

My book, Hello, Stranger, is now out in paperback.

Philosophy, History, Culture and Identity in Chin State

Philosophy, History, Culture and Identity in Chin State

I've been working on a new syllabus for the Chinbridge Institute in Chin State

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius on Chance, Necessity and Free Will

Lucretius, the Roman poet and philosopher, on free will, creativity and the mysterious swerve of an atom.

Hello, Stranger: At the Derby Book Festival

Hello, Stranger: At the Derby Book Festival

This week, I'm at the Derby Book Festival, talking about Hello, Stranger

Awakening Between the Lines Exhibition

Awakening Between the Lines Exhibition

An exhibition of artwork from women survivors with commissioned artwork from some of Bulgaria's most talented illustrators.

Hello, Stranger: Coming Soon in German

Hello, Stranger: Coming Soon in German

My book, Hello, Stranger, is coming out in German!