Kierkegaard and Heidegger on the task of philosophy.

“In their (very) different ways Kierkegaard and Heidegger have returned philosophy to what it was in the ancient world: not a merely academic specialism but a lifelong commitment to searching out the best way to live and why we might want to live like that”, Prof. George Pattison. From ‘Into the Future’, his interview with Philip Tonner. See The Interview Pages on

The Interview Pages

I’m delighted to announce the launch of my Interview Pages. My first interview, with Professor George Pattison, 1640 Chair of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, has just gone live. Check out The Interview Pages at



Resistant Earth

“The earth teaches us more about ourselves than all the books in the world because it is resistant to us”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, from the foreword to Wind, Sand and Stars (1939).

Toddlers are on the side of the Earth!

Welcome to the 20th Century!

Slowly, but surely, I am catching up! I was welcomed to the 20th Century today after joining Twitter last night. I was also ‘welcomed to the New Age’ moments after arriving at my new Twitter Homepage. I had no idea how anyone knew I was there. I have a lot to learn…