• Cormac McCarthy – All The Pretty Horses 

    It doesn’t matter how much I read, I never seem to make any headway on the literary canon: novels by the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Saul Bellows, Toni Morrison, and Virginia Woolf — not to mention the sagas of Homer… Read more →

  • Westworld Season Two 

    The nature of reality. Existential crises. Free will versus determinism. These are all my favorite things and Westworld showrunner Jonathan Nolan continues to make wondrous contributions to the perennial debate: what is real and what is a mirage? Check this… Read more →

  • Philosophy of Mind and the Body 

    Dualism

    As a teenager I was certain there was life after death and at university I learned this meant I sat on the side of Dualism when it came to the Mind/Body philosophical conundrum. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy… Read more →

  • Greek Mythology according to Stephen Fry 

    Greek Mythology PHAETON

    Mythology Versus Religion Reading Stephen Fry’s retelling of Greek mythology in his novel Mythos, I had an epiphany as to how it is possible for Creationists to believe the world was created in six days, little more than 6000 years… Read more →

  • Anti-Social Media 

    Black Mirror USS Callister

    Zadie Smith recently released a collection of essays in a book called Feel Free. One of the older essays, Generation Why?, is a review of the Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network as well as a savage indictment of social media… Read more →

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