The mission of the Philosophical Research Society is the same as it was at its founding in 1934—to provide resources for seekers to find meaning and wisdom. To do this we seek out wisdom wherever it can be found, from any area of the world, any era in history, any way of knowing that has shown itself to be worthy by praxis. As a nonprofit, on-campus, and online society dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, our vision is a community of seekers who are continually discovering, applying, cultivating, and rediscovering practical and profound wisdom in the 21st century. Guiding us as we guide seekers are the following values that we apply daily:

  • Inclusiveness: PRS looks to include wisdom from its every source and to make it accessible to all who value it.
  • Objectivity: PRS transcends any particular tradition, philosophy or personality.
  • Freedom: PRS supports free and open inquiry into ways of knowing and being that are at the same time open to critique and dialogue.
  • Community: PRS fosters a learning community characterized by stimulating and good-faith interaction.


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The mission of the Philosophical Research Society is the same as it was at its founding in 1934—to provide resources for seekers to find meaning and wisdom. To do this we seek out wisdom wherever it can be found, from any area of the world, any era in history, any way of knowing that has shown itself to be worthy by praxis. As a nonprofit, on-campus, and online society dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, our vision is a community of seekers who are continually discovering, applying, cultivating, and rediscovering practical and profound wisdom in the 21st century. Guiding us as we guide seekers are the following values that we apply daily:

  • Inclusiveness: PRS looks to include wisdom from its every source and to make it accessible to all who value it.
  • Objectivity: PRS transcends any particular tradition, philosophy or personality.
  • Freedom: PRS supports free and open inquiry into ways of knowing and being that are at the same time open to critique and dialogue.
  • Community: PRS fosters a learning community characterized by stimulating and good-faith interaction.