Evan on June 9th, 2010

On the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I have a guest post about belief. Recently a friend and I have been having an email exchange about authenticity, what this means for our experience and whether this is compatible with any kind of belief. It has been an extremely stimulating dialogue and got me thinking […]

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Evan on April 15th, 2010

Along the way of our lives we accumulate baggage – all those ways of thinking and doing and relating to people. Over time the baggage can accumulate making us narrower and narrower. This is the topic of a guest post of mine on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called The Baggage […]

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Evan on February 11th, 2010

There are a couple of ideas that annoy me. The first is that we can do nothing. The second is that we can do everything. Both seem obviously nonsensical to me. The choices I make (eg whether to treat a friend well or badly) seem to make a big difference to the quality of my […]

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Evan on December 13th, 2009

This post was inspired by Ernst Cassirer’s An Essay on Man. (It was published in 1944 hence the use of ‘man’ for humanity.) A paragraph on Cassirer. If you have heard of Ernst Cassirer it will almost certainly be because of his four volume Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. This is serious academic philosophy – definitely […]

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Evan on October 20th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is How Can We Talk About Our Spiritual Experience? This is a genuine question for me. I’m not sure we have the language to have the discussion yet. I do think we may be at the point where we can begin […]

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Evan on May 3rd, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. I think our lives are usually too busy. While people have always been able to imagine doing more than they can – busyness is not new – I think our modern busyness is different. I think our technology has influenced our experience, […]

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Evan on April 9th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life Blog. I’m interested in what difference it makes to us when our culture changes.  Is it just superficial and a case of ’twas ever thus’.  My guess is that it makes a difference to us. The big changes I see in our culture […]

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Evan on September 8th, 2008

[Apologies for the lack of graphics. I am on dial up and so can’t access them. It looks like I’ll be on dial up for another two weeks. Sigh. Evan] A few years ago John Harrison wrote a book called, “Love Your Disease: It’s Keeping You Healthy”. The author tells the story of a young […]

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