I live in Hertfordshire, England, where I write about popular philosophy in modern life. I have a particular interest in the way people are creating their own philosophies from the bottom up.
I try to bring an intellectual rigour to this field instead of merely accepting any old idea. Take, for example, the incredibly fluffy statement I once heard someone say with all seriousness, ‘everything has an opposite.’ No it doesn’t. What’s the opposite of a football? So not everything philosophical sounding is valid and we might all benefit from a bit more thought.
However, despite all this, I feel that modern life is lacking in meaning. Stealing some of the dressing from religion, while understanding how these perspectives work, might just give us value and understanding of ourselves, each other and our place in the universe. The important thing to remember is to always keep your bullshit detectors running.
My first novel, The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is available worldwide following excellent UK reviews.
“It’s all riotously funny and improbably probable” – Pentacle Magazine
My latest project #InSatNavWeTrust is currently crowdfunding on Unbound.