Mark Hannam

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.


Latest addition
In a recent book, the philosopher Boudewijn de Bruin argues that incompetence rather than greed was the cause of the financial crisis. His proposed remedy is for financial institutions to promote epistemic virtues among their staff. I have some sympathy for this view, but I am not convinced that de Bruin's book explains the specific intellectual failures that were material causes of the financial crisis. My review was published in the TLS in April.

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