The Food We Eat

Is it any wonder at all that geeks and philosophers should envisage a world where ‘the masses’ (i.e. you and me) are made to eat synthetic meat, insects and genetically modified vegetables and fruit? 

Why Hope?

Why hope? Now more than ever before is hope useful, relevant, and necessary. We hope because we still believe that there is some good worth fighting for. We hope, because it is what a healthy human does. We hope because we still can.

Inescapable Journeys: On Integrating the Dual and the Non-Dual

Many in Europe who still remember the experience of living under totalitarian regimes, but also the rest of us who have had the good fortune to experience nothing but post-WWII and post-Cold War peace, security and prosperity, may well wonder at the collapse of the events industry, the closure of arts venues and the Balkanisation …

Hope and Delusion: critical storytelling for difficult times

Pari Center, 16 May 2021 Talk on the nature of hope and its place in the human experience. References to Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Marcel, Albert Camus, Emily Dickinson, Pema Chödrön and Thanissaro Bikkhu. Talk was delivered via Zoom to an audience of around forty people. Below a PDF with the talk notes and a bibliography. …

What Is Hope?

Hope is the last piece of the human puzzle that must be removed for the work of dehumanisation to be complete. Some would call it survival instinct, but there is intelligence in it, too. Hope knows that things can change, that in fact they are bound to change, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.