Welcome to my website.
On this site you will find a selection of my writing, on a range of subjects: philosophy, politics, art, finance and social business. Some of this work has been published elsewhere and some of which is only available here.
Each time a new piece of writing is added to the site it will also be profiled on this page. The work has been divided into three categories.
Shorter pieces are classified as articles
Longer pieces are classified as essays
Pieces that comment specifically on the work of others are classified as reviews
The site was launched in January 2009. I hope you find it interesting.
If you want to send me comments about the site or about my work please contact me. Click here if you want to know more about me.
What reasons do we have for thinking that reason can help us better to understand the world and, thereby, to improve our way of living in the world? This is a question that has preoccupied philosophers since the time of Socrates. The enduring appeal of non-rational approaches to understanding the world - appeals to gods, myths and destiny - only serves to demonstrate the continuing relevance and urgency of the question. My review of Martin Jay's book, Reason after its Eclipse summarises one important contemporary answer to this question, drawing on the work of the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas. You can read it here.