An introduction to my use fo the word transcendence to encapsulate a philosophical way forwards for humanity.

The meaning of life

We all live according to some sort of meaning, some interpretation of what life is about.  Here is my attempt to put mine into words.

The New Testament

As one of the most influential books in our culture, and as part of my general interest in religion, I read the New Testament.  Here are my thoughts.


My thoughts on the concept of god


I wrote some musings about this force which is so deeply consequential in our society, and against my better judgement put it up here
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so
Earl of Chesterfield


Will Storr

Subtitled "How we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us".

This is my favourite sort of book, sweeping, well informed, compelling and empowering.

The author takes us on a couple of stops to explain the conception of self in the West, from the ideas of Ancient Greece, to Christianity and onto modern culture.  I found the paradox of the ideas at the centre of Western thought interesting, that of the Greek philosophers very much being about the perfectibility of human life, but then the Christian doctrine of original sin.