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What is Philosophy Break?

Philosophy Break is a clearing in your cluttered newsfeed. Each break takes only a few minutes to read, and is designed to spark your philosophical curiosity — from how best to live our lives, to the ultimate nature of the worlds we live in.

Philosophy BreakOUR MISSION  

Philosophy Break was created in 2018 by Jack Maden with a simple mission: to get more people engaged with philosophy. Why? Because we believe philosophy is the antidote to a world saturated by information — and that the more people engage with philosophy, the more fulfilling their lives will be.

Philosophy as a subject has much to offer; but it is philosophy as an act that we seek to popularize. To philosophize means asking 'why', it means challenging assumptions, it means harnessing your curiosity to forge your own path. We believe it is only by living philosophically that people can cultivate meaningful existences and fully realize their potential. For as Socrates, that great martyr of philosophy, declared:

"The unexamined life is not worth living."

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