I am delighted you are visiting my website. It will:
- help you discover whether philosophy is for you;
- enable you to discuss philosophy with others;
- provide resources to help you study philosophy on your own;
- signpost the route to further study in philosophy.
But first a bit about me:
At 15, I was thrown out of school for truancy and disruption. (I still feel for my teachers.) I had no qualifications whatsoever. At 26 I discovered philosophy during an arts foundation course with the Open University. I then got myself into London University, taking First Class Honours in 1985. My graduate work was done at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
In 1987 I started lecturing. I was at Pembroke College from 1987-1990, then at Brasenose from 1990-2000. From 2001 until 2021, when I retired, I was Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education.
My podcasts have been downloaded millions of times. They have also several times been global number one on iTunesU (the university of iTunes). On May 3rd 2011 my series on Critical Reasoning held every single one of the top ten download positions on iTunesU, the university of iTunes.
I have decided not to keep up my website after retirement (I am too busy learning Russian!) but I am leaving it here and hope you will be able to get something out of reading the Monthly Conundrum, and Reflections. You can still contact me if you have anything you’d like to say.