What is Philosophy Break?

Philosophy Break is a clearing in your cluttered newsfeed, home to the best questions, quotes, and ideas in philosophy.

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Our 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.

The value of living philosophically

Why is there something rather than nothing? What responsibilities do we have towards the world and each other? What is consciousness? What is matter? Why are we here? Are our lives significant when all of us will die?

We believe it is only by acknowledging and thoughtfully facing up to such questions that people can live authentically, cultivate meaningful existences, and fully realize their human potential.

By engaging with the ideas of great thinkers throughout history, we're empowered to think for ourselves — be it on matters of faith and existence, how to make a better world, or simply working out what's worth pursuing in life.

For as Socrates, the infamous martyr of philosophy, declared:

"The unexamined life is not worth living."

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To disrupt the noise and keep your mind curious, be sure to follow Philosophy Break on Instagram, and subscribe to weekly breaks via email below.

If you're looking to learn more about philosophy, our article on Bertrand Russell discussing why philosophy matters, as well as our reading list on the best introductions to philosophy, are good places to start.

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