We are the Philosophy Curious.

Vydol’s community of unique thinkers values focused conversations about transformative texts. Through the art of close reading, we refuse to settle for quick inspirations and misleading simplifications of great ideas; instead, we spend time getting to know the intricacies of an author’s ideas. We seek to understand them on their own terms, before making meaningful connections. We seek the what, before concluding the why. We approach great books with a respect for their difficulty, not with an assumption of understanding. Our curious minds are open to the new.


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The Advantages of Vydol

Close-read by example

Vydol is your tool to further your own education, without the pressure of deadlines. Learn in a community at your own pace on your own time.

The Value of Slowing Down

Instead of summarizing a book in 15 minutes, we discuss one paragraph for 15 minutes. We slow down our reading to learn how to think, not what to think.

the best minds around

Our network of professors from universities across the globe have been studying great minds for decades.

intuitive & analytical

Combining analytical and continental philosophy, we utilize both schools of thought in our conversations.

Our Courses

Vydol Videos

From Aristotle and Plato, to Nietzsche and Shakespeare, Vydol’s unique video series feature pairs of professors discussing seminal texts from the canon of classic literature and philosophy, taking us through line-by-line to uncover complexities and make meaningful connections.

Join professors from St. John’s College as they do a close-reading of the Allegory of the Cave from Plato’s Republic.

Join professors from the US Air Force Academy and St. John’s College as they do a close-reading of critical ideas about the foundations of science.

Join professors from St. John’s College as they do a close-reading of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

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