This blog concerns philosophical reflection on wisdom, morality, psychology & the cognitive sciences, religion & theology, and much else besides. It’s also to do with what I’m reading, and what I think about what I’m reading. The hope is that it will serve as something of a repository for that mythical lay reader who is interested in the life of the mind and how to live well. I do philosophy (such as I do it) as a disciple of Jesus, however there should be plenty to interest non-Christians and the non-religious as well. The style of writing here slides between broadly conversational on the one hand, and narrowly technical on the other.

“Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding.” – Prov. 3:13

“For with much wisdom is much sorrow; as knowledge increases, grief increases.” – Eccles. 1:18

“Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct.” – F.H. Bradley

“Somehow or other no statement is too absurd for some philosopher to make.” – Cicero

“[Test] everything. Hold on to what is good.” – 1 Thess. 5:21

“We do not believe the whole of philosophy to be worth one hour’s effort” – Pascal