The Collections

Drawn from my interests as a cognitive scientist, or from the foundational divisions in philosophy, these collections are curated in a way that tries to reflect not just the complexity of the world, but also the things that seem to drive us as people.


These series collate thoughts on the big questions, according to me.

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On being better.

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On coming together, big and small.

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On the brain, and other brain-like things.

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On those things greater than ourselves.



These themes cut a little deeper.

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On (un)Happiness

On the things that make us happy, and the things that don't.

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On Aesthetics

On things that are beautiful.

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On Being Fruitful

On working well and being satisfied.

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On Culture

On the things we create, and how they create us.

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On Ethics

On conduct, ideal and otherwise.

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On Friendship

On the family we choose.

On Leadership cover image

On Leadership

On being the strength of others.

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On Love

On loving and being loved.

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On Politics and Power

On the ways people organise themselves.

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On the Nature of Things

On the nature of being, of matter, and reality.

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On Thinking and Reasoning

On knowing things, and how we get there.

Projects and Archives

These are specific projects, or old ones which have been archived.

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Introductions to Ideas

A project that collects ideas around this site into a single narrative.

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The Dirt Psychology

An archive of articles from our predecessor, The Dirt Psychology.

There are over 2000 of us

Keep up. Emails two or maybe three times a month, with the latest articles on the site and possibly a short note on something topical.

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