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The Best Articles in Philosophy

A reading list of the best and most useful articles and videos in Philosophy from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Philosophy Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Philosophy by Refind users in 2022.

  1. 41 Short Rules for a Good Life From Influential Philosophers
  2. The Swedish philosophy of lagom: how "just enough" is all you need
  3. Escape the perfectionist trap with the Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi"
  4. Are Successful People Happy or are Happy People Successful?
  5. Bruce Lee's Profound Philosophy of Life: 7 Mind-Shifting Insights That Will Awaken Your Inner Warrior

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Philosophy, including:

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Tim Ferriss

Author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, early-stage investor (http://angel.co/tim), Tim Ferriss Show podcast (900M+ downloads), founder of http://saiseifoundation.org

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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PhilosophyFoundation

We are an award winning charity that brings philosophy to schools, business and the public sphere. Thinking changes.

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Five Books

Five Books is a library of knowledge, curating book recommendations on any topic. Experts recommend the five best books in their subject. http://fivebooks.com

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Philosophy Now

The newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas. https://philosophynow.org/shop

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Philosophy, including:

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Existential Comics

A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes. https://www.patreon.com/ExistentialComics

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Daily Nous / Justin Weinberg

News for & about the philosophy profession, edited by Justin Weinberg, philosopher at the U. of South Carolina. Also on Mastodon: DailyNous@zirk.us

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Five Books

Five Books is a library of knowledge, curating book recommendations on any topic. Experts recommend the five best books in their subject. http://fivebooks.com

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  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
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