Welcome to my blog. I’m a philosopher in private practice (philosophical counselling and writing), based in Cape Town, South Africa. These are occasional pieces about this and that. They go out to subscribers under the general title of “Questions Arising”. As in “Are there any questions arising from the minutes?” I find there generally are. They’re mostly under 500 words; not intrusive in size, but maybe enough to buzz around your head a bit, in a curious friendly fashion.
A couple of notes about the words I use in these posts:
When I say “we” I’m not meaning anything royal or universal. It’s just first person plural: me plus any you who wants to sign on.
Likewise, “you” is anyone listening who feels addressed. Yes, I mean you. Hello!
I tag posts as “everyday philosophy” or “philosophy as emancipation” to make an example of myself and invite you to play. Questions arise in life; it’s what they do. They call you to wake up, to engage. This is good and rich and powerful stuff. It’s your birthright. All you have to do is train your nose.
All opinions expressed are valid at the time of writing.
I’m also writing poetry, which has its own page here.
Thanks for dropping by.