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About the Newsletter

A weekly(ish) newsletter about philosophy, literature, and culture—minus the stuffy academic prose.

Have you taken a class that changed your life, a class that stuck with you long after you chose a major or graduated from college?

Remember how learning was something you loved to do, not something you had to do? You were open to the world in a new way, thinking and caring, rather than memorizing for a test.

If you want more of that, sign up below.

Reclaim just a little bit of the the wonder, attention, and patience that lies at the heart of true learning.

Like Office Hours, but for Life

Once a week, I bring you a brief reflection on the best idea I have read or encountered in discussion with students or fellow professors.

Newsletters also routinely feature: book recommendations; poetry; links to great online lectures; podcast suggestions; articles worth reading; movie reviews; gossipy anecdotes about historical philosophers; practical advice on cultivating attention; answers to your burning questions; invitations to embrace your current existential crisis; and the occasional gif.