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religion and science

Religion and Science, which was originally published by Hodder Education in their Access series for A-Level, is now available as a Kindle ebook, but its text is still FREE on this website.

The price has also crashed... The book used to be £12.99; the ebook is £1.85! And you can take a look, as well as 'cut and paste' for teaching and study purposes for free. Can't be fairer than that!

Click on the cover for more 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.

brainNatural selection and a mistaken view of neuroscience - a frustrated rant!

I am tired of hearing that the mind is simply a product of chemical and electrical activity in the brain. Have those who take this mistaken view of neuroscience never heard of Darwin?



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!

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. The first one is available now - 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.


Recent additions to this site...

The tranquility of the woods at Mort Homme, near Verdun, masks a horror from a hundred years ago.


In June 1916, two great religious thinkers of the 20th century faced one another across this hill. Click the image to see more about my next book, a work-in-progress provisionally entitled 'Through Mud and Barbed Wire.'

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.)

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.


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...

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!]

'An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.'

[And it's an imbalance all too easy to justified on economic grounds, while failing to recognise the long-term social and political damage it can cause!]