LINKS

• (Click here:) FOREWORD  Here is bestselling philosophy author Mel Thompson's foreword to my original metaphysics: "What we have here is a work of genuine originality, shifting the parameters of debate."

• A VIDEO AND BIO of my life, surveying my book and its relationship with my life. 

• CREDENTIALS  A critical question for non-fiction is: how is this author equipped to write this book? These are my credentials.

• INVEST  It is possible to invest in my writing, as a patron. The sale of patron packages could help me invest more time in further work, and to communicate my ideas. 

3D IMAGES of my fictional metaphysics add a new dimension. 

REVISITING ARISTOTLE'S NOUN  My first, crucial philosophy paper, published in the Centenary Conference Special Edition of the Philosophical Society of England. 

METAPHYSICAL NOTES  In 2014-2015, the Philosophical Society of England published a short metaphysics (a systematic, panoramic philosophy) that I wrote. I am pleased to release a free 10th Anniversary Edition at Dropbox.

• COMPETING BOOKS  Here, I have described the closest current contenders in metaphysics. 

• LINKEDIN REVIEW  The European Philosophy Sharing Foundation published a major review of my book in SHARE Magazine 19. Apart from appearing in the magazine, one may read it here on LinkedIn. 

• GOODREADS REVIEW  Here, World Partners Director of International Development Rick Dugan posts a major review of my book, with application to theology

• GUEST INTERVIEW  Novelist Rita Lee Chapman here conducts a wide-ranging interview with me.

• PASSING BEYOND DESCARTES  In Daily Philosophy, I expand on my new philosophy of mind. 

• A NEW METAPHYSICS  The Philosopher On-line published a survey of my metaphysics. This links to a duplicate, on this website.

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

• BODY IMAGE COMPENSATION  While it's not one of my greatest articles, I was chuffed to see that I was published by CERN (Zenodo). 

• WORLD RECORD  My book apparently set a new world record. These are the details.


UP–TODATE WITH THE INTERNET

• I write on page 17 of my book, "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 SPɅCE.com, 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"

• Again, on "unintended consequences" on page 63, burning satellites have emerged as a potential hazard in several ways. While this is tentative, it is possible they will have major consequences. On the BBC: Debris from burning satellites could be affecting earth's magnetic field.

• And again, there was a major example of unintended consequences on February 28,2023, where the popular Zero Calorie Sweetener erythritol—of which 100,000+ tons is manufactured annually—was found to carry a “degree of risk ... not modest”. 

• An almost humorous example of unintended consequences occurred when, on August 29, 2013, the "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper in London melted parts of a Jaguar parked in a street below: Sunshade for Walkie-Talkie skyscraper glare problem. Who would have thought of this?

• 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 page 116, I note that order and justice "rests on information". This may defeated through very simple things: "the denial of a receipt, the omission of a signature, a few lost pages, or the neglect of daily procedure". Compare the BBC on August 12, 2023: Sam Bankman-Fried. "Mr Bankman-Fried has acknowledged sloppy record keeping ..."

• 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?

• On page 148, I propose that such areas are not "a wistful notion". There are large areas today that we do keep off-limits: military zones, for example. On February 24, 2023, CNN reports: The heavily armed DMZ separating North and South Korea has become a wildlife haven. This is a 1,000 square kilometre (400 square mile) area, about the size of Hong Kong..

• 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.

• On page 293, I write about a man who "steps outside his garden, to ask what life is about beyond the roses". Compare basketball champion Tyrell Terry, who announced his departure from basketball, "to find my identity outside of being a basketball player". CNN, December 16,2022: NPA Draft Pick Retires From Basketball.