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Buddhism: Key Ideas

From Abhidhamma to Zen, this book offers a simple introduction to key Buddhist ideas - each explained in straightforward language.

Available now in Kindle format for only £1.53!

Click on the cover for further information...

There is some wonderful material out there on the web; but new sites and blogs are appearing all the time, and it's difficult to keep track.

Therefore, I'd be very pleased to hear from you if you find a site or blog particularly helpful - anything dealing with religion, philosophy or ethics. Just email me the details.

FREE notes for A-level students! Recent additions to this site are found below. If you are interested in a particular subject, try the links on the left, or select 'Books' above and go from there. Just come and look around!

Recent additions to this site...

Freedom Regained: the Possibility of Free Will

Click here for a really good review of Julian Baggini's book on Free Will by Terry Eagleton, published in the Guardian on April 4th 2015. The book covers many topics relevant to those interested in the Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, the Nature of the Self, Language and Consciousness.

You can get it at a discount from the Guardian bookshop by clicking here, or click the cover image to get it from Amazon.

Visual philosophy.... The General Election 2015 as an overgrown car

rotting car

Click the image for this month's 'Visual Philosophy' image and my reflections on the General Election.

brainThe 'Hard Problem' of consciousness...

For the last 20 years, David Chalmers' 'Hard Problem' has been central to the Philosophy of Mind. How exactly does neural activity in the brain relate to out actual experience of being conscious? Click here for some of my thoughts on this and some other resources...

Revised notes for the 'Notes for Students' page:

Religious Experience   What kinds of experiences are called 'religious'? Is it what is experienced, or how it is experiences that makes it religious?  Can religious experience be used to prove the existence of God? (These notes provide a basic introduction to the topic for those taking A Level Religious Studie - they may be freely copied for personal use and for teaching.)

A new publishing venture...

Papermill books

Over the next three months, Papermill Books will be re-publishing five historical novels by a local author, in conjunction with the Little Baddow History Centre. If you're interested in historical fiction and particularly in Essex - take a look!

Papermill Books will also be producing the e-book and print-on-demand versions of my own books, and - who knows - other authors might like to join in this new venture. Click the image above for further details.

Take a look at the photo galleries! Just click the image below to see the page on Bali...


To see my range of books on Philosophy, Ethics and Religion...




Welcome to my site!

As well as information about my own books and lecture notes, I've assembled here a range of other material on philosophy and ethics, with my recommendations.

If you have any questions, comments, or material you'd like me to include on this site, please email me by clicking here.  

When it comes to conveying ideas, images can sometimes say more than words. Hence my inclusion of VISUAL PHILOSOPHY on this site - images that make you think!

And while on the site, why not visit my other photo galleries?

Need some help with AS and AS level? Just click on the Notes for students link at the top of the page for my lecture notes on various topics in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

A couple of wonderful quotes from Plutarch...

'The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.'

[Now, that's what I call an excellent starting point for exploring the philosophy of mind, or even for a philosophy of education!]