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PAST IS PROLOGUE

The Wisdom of Foolishness

Philosophy is the love of wisdom. But sometimes, wisdom requires that we embrace our foolishness.

Poster for Gentry Bros. Circus, circa 1920–1940. Image: Library of Congress

Philosophy is literally “the love of wisdom.” And because of this, you might think that philosophy has no time for wisdom’s opposite: foolishness. But the relationship between wisdom and foolishness is, in…

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Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham

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Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham