What was my motivation to write Philosophy for Heroes?

How did you get the idea for your most recent book? A personal history of Philosophy for Heroes I never start with a blank paper and just write. Instead, I write little ideas on paper or in my phone, and I use online discussions as a way to motivate myself to write short paragraphs and …

Recommended additional reading (PfH1: Knowledge)

For “Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge,” I relied on a number of authors for inspiration, ideas, and source material. Here is a selection of recommended additional reading, if you want to go beyond the introduction I gave in the book itself, here is my list for the first book. Enjoy!      Karen Armstrong. Twelve Steps to …

How can a visit to an Italian restaurant help us to better understand the world?

How can a visit to an Italian restaurant help us to better understand the world? We live in a complex world, but language helps us to grasp even complex situations. What is the connection between pizza and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–one is a favorite dish and the other is a way …

What does math have to do with becoming a hero?

We live in a complex world, but it is possible to understand even “irrational” aspects of it. What is the connection between mathematics and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–math is about measuring things, and heroes do immeasurable good. Isn’t one limited and the other limitless? But the two are, in fact, connected. …

Website update!

With the completion of “Philosophy for Heroes” ( http://amzn.to/2gWt0so ), my attention now turns to the website. Last week, I have upgraded the website (Server, PHP, etc.) and you should see noticable faster loading times. More to come!