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time flowsReflections on Time

Dogen and the flow of time, moulding us like candle wax. A reflection on the New Year. Read on...


existentialismExistentialism

Is it really like this ladder? Read on...

 


NietzscheGetting personal in philosophy....

Every great philosophy is a confession of its founder, a kind of secret and involuntary set of personal memoirs. - Nietzsche

Does your philosophy reflect your personal quest and values?

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brainConsciousness

How does the brain produce consciousness? Will neuroscience give us the final answer? Read on...

Evolution and the brain

My frustration at a mistaken, reductive view of neuroscience. Read on...

MeEmotions

This iten introduced the idea of the mind as performing a 'mapping' function, producing a personal map of our world. It relates, in part, to my book about the self in the 'Art of Living' series. Read on...

 


Henery VIII'Enery the VIII and belief in God?

What on earth have the lyrics of the old music hall song about ''Enery VIII' got to do with belief in the existence of God? To find out, click here.

 


sexy carrotshaloCan the study of ethics make you a better person morally?

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Is moral progress an illusion?

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Reflecting on sexy carrots!

Freedom, science, responsibility... it's all there with cuddling carrots! Read on...

trolleyOff your trolley?

Sick of pushing fat men off bridges or being hooked up to a famous violinist? Here's why I'm seldom persuaded by thought experiments.

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urinatEvolutionary psychology and pissing into the wind!

Walking in Amsterdam recently, I observed the following incription: Homo sapiens non urinat in ventum Read on...


bikeWhat the hell? I'll do it anyway!

I sense rebellion is in the air, and it even extends to the normally law-abiding Dutch. Read on...

 


 

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