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What is Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

“Philosophy” literally means “the love of wisdom.” But what is wisdom? And what can philosophy tell us about how we might be able to live more wisely? This course will introduce some of the greatest philosophers, from both the East and West, and explore the practical implications of their ideas.

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Created by Dr. Will Buckingham
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About the author

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Dr. Will Buckingham is a writer and philosopher currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has a PhD in philosophy, and a masters degree in anthropology. He is the author of 11 books, and has contributed to Dorling Kindersley’s globally-bestselling The Philosophy Book. He has also written an introduction to philosophies of well-being called "Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide" (Icon Books / Totem Books). He has taught in universities in the UK, China, Myanmar and Bulgaria.