About the website

 

This website is intended as a simplified, concise, and widely accessible treatment of topics with a philosophical and spiritual theme, including some of those brought up in more detail in A Theory of Us: Philosophy, God, and the Meaning of Life

Why should we be interested in philosophy and spirituality? There are many reasons, but one of the most significant is: because what we believe truly matters. Our beliefs function in part to shape the way we see the world, and when we hold poor beliefs, we can end up being much worse off for it. 

One area where I think people tend to hold very poor beliefs is that of spirituality. By applying philosophy and its methods of rational evaluation to key spiritual questions, we can not only discover where we have gotten things wrong, we can reveal opportunities exist for beleiving betterr. Or so I believe. 

The Aztecs believed that the continued existence of the world was precarious, and could only be secured by sacrificing people alive to the gods. This horrific false belief led to the gruesome and pointless deaths of many tens of thousands of people. Photo: Wikicommons

 
 
 
 

About me

Born and raised in New Zealand, I am passionate about philosophy and the power of reason and ideas. Academically my main interests are in the history and philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, epistemology, and social psychology. 

Besides that, I love photography, videography, cooking, music, playing guitar, and travel. 

If you're interested in that sort of thing, you can find me on Twitter here. And if you'd like to send me an email, you can do it through the form below.

 
 
 

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