• Novelist Rita Lee Chapman of the Sunshine Coast conducts a wide-ranging interview with me here: Guest Author.

In Daily Philosophy, I here expand on my new philosophy of mind: Passing Beyond Descartes.

The Philosopher On-line published a survey of my metaphysics. One finds a duplicate on this website: A New Metaphysics – in five movements.

I receive an interesting mention on Leiter Reports: When your publisher fails to market your book. My publishers soon came back to life!

While it's not one of my greatest articles, I was chuffed to see that I was published by CERN (Zenodo): Body Image Compensation.


The purpose of this section is to link my book to recent news and debate

• I write on page 17, "Everything depends upon a subject’s mind." Compare with professor of consciousness Anil Seth on the BBC, July 4, 2022: "The way in which [things] exist is completely dependent on my brain."

• I write on page 63, "Tomorrow’s unintended consequences, which as yet we do not see, are already being created today." Compare SPɅ, June 3, 2022. Tom Metcalfe writes, New, Extremely Reactive Chemical Discovered in the Atmosphere.

• Further on "unintended consequences" on page 63, the BBC noted in connection with Climate Change, on November 12, 2022, that "there are likely to be many more unexpected, and surprising, consequences".

• On page 77 I write, "We inherit the thinking of previous generations." Compare Russian dissident Alexey Navalny on September 30, 2022: "Postwar Russia, like post-Putin Russia, will be doomed to become belligerent and Putinist again. ... Only a parliamentary republic can prevent this."

On 17 November 2022, Barack Obama was quoted as saying, “We’re going to have to figure out how to live together, or we will destroy each other.” On page 138 I describe how, in current thinking, "we set ourselves up for interminable wrangling and conflict".

• On page 147, I propose that areas of nature should be “prohibitos autem terra”. Compare with Lauren Holt on the BBC, June 9, 2022. The proposal is “relinquished areas” of nature: Can Humanity Leave Nature Behind?

I propose on page 156 that both informtion and its uptake are needed as drivers of social equality. One sees an example of this on Deutsche Welle, who reported on Nov 7, 2022: “It was not enough for Roma simply to be ‘heard’.” One needs to “incorporate Roma into the process”: Roma, Sinti Report Exposes Discrimination, Political Inertia.

• I write on page 183, that science is about "things that both ought and ought not to be". And on the BBC, April 7, 2022: "The mass of a sub-atomic particle is not what it should be ... The result has been described as 'shocking'." Shock Result in Particle Experiment Could Spark Physics Revolution.

• I write on page 238, “There are no As and Bs.” On May 30, 2022, @Richard Dawkins wrote, “Genes [call them As] are active causes.” This in reply to Denis Noble (abridged), “Organisms [call them Bs] use genes. Genes are not active causes.” Both views are therefore pre-analytical in my view.