If we want to sound friendly and appealing when presenting thoughts about human behavior we should avoid analytical, distancing language. But what if the value of an analytical and distancing perspective is part of what you want to communicate? Read more (11 min, 3500 words).
We feel there should be a clear answer to the question of whether some thing exists or not. I argue that often there isn't, because follwing our self-contradictory intuitions leads us to weird places. Instead we should interpret talk about what exists as talk about how we best represent the world. Read more (12 min, 3100 words)
Part 3 of a series adapted from my 2009 Bachelor's Thesis in philosophy. A sketch of a naturalist view of the self, assembled from background assumptions in the physical sciences. Read more (17 min, 4300 words)
Fiction works differently from reality and I think I sometimes forget that when watching movies and reading books. Other people, I suspect, often make the opposite mistake.Read more (900 words)