Short Version: We have a new look and we've launched a podcast!
👋 Hey phi-lazy-phers
We don’t usually reach out on Mondays, but we have some exciting news to share and we just couldn’t wait any longer.
(Here’s a plug to follow us on Instagram if you haven’t already. That way you can be the first to see news like this.)
Okay, let’s get to the first announcement…
1. We have a new look!
Philosophy has historically been an un-diverse discipline. Many of its teachers and practitioners come from Europe and countries settled by Europeans, with 86 percent of new PhD researchers in philosophy being white, and 72 percent being male.
We want to create awareness that philosophy isn’t just about and from white people. De-centering this notion is a crucial step to learn from revolutionaries in ancient cultures to modern-day BIPOC and queer thinkers.
A humanistic discipline, such as philosophy, should range across all of human experience, past and present, investigating and learning what people have thought throughout the world—not just certain parts of it.
This has been one of our main goals with this community, so we wanted to push the brand forward to reflect that.
Moving away from the older white man typically associated with philosophy, we now have an asterisk. Why an asterisk? One reason is that they are generally used as an annotation to dig deeper by checking out a footnote or an additional resource. That’s the goal of these posts—simply scratching the surface, hopefully enticing you to explore other resources to shape your own thoughts on the issues we discuss.
Also, an asterisk is made up of many different lines converging into the center. Ideally, the Lazy Philosophy community should behave this way, bringing ideas and people from various backgrounds together in hopes we might find healthy discussion and a realization we all want many of the same things in life.
And now on to the second announcement…
2. Introducing the Lazy Philosophy Podcast!
Kendra and I wanted to expand on the discussions and topics found in our weekly newsletter by adding another fundamental part of the philosophical experience: verbal discussion.
Two episodes have already dropped:
Anime (and the philosophical lessons we can learn from shows like Hunter x Hunter)
Find and subscribe to the podcast via our Linktree to continue the conversation. Literally. We’d love to have you on the show if you’re interested! If you have no desire to be on the show but would like us to discuss certain topics, send us those via Instagram DMs, replying to this email, or a soon-to-come subreddit.
Thanks for joining us on this journey—we really appreciate you all. Here’s to the next chapter of the Lazy Philosophy community.
Catch you in a couple of days.
✌️ Until then, happy philosophizing.