I would say my philosophical leanings are towards phenomenology, and the phenomenological approach to understanding the world. My point of departure is the world as I perceive it, and my aim is to be completely truthful to myself in what I perceive. Regardless of whether this makes me feel good or makes me feel bad. To be rigorously honest with myself about what I am, what I think of others and about any meaning I find in this world.
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty
- Immanuel Kant
- Arthur Schopenhauer
- Bertrand Russell
- George Berkeley
- Brand Blanshard
- René Descartes
- John Locke
Here are some articles and writing of my own, that I have done over the years while developing my philosophical outlook. I have added this for those who have shown interest in some of my philosophical posts. There is much more that I have done, and I am in the process of bringing some ideas together for more like a book form.
In this piece I considered the whole tradition of the relationship between analytic philosophy and empiricism. It is quite a technical piece and entails some knowledge of philosophers such as Russell, Frege, Kant, Quine, Wittgenstein and Kripke. My main argument was for a form of logical pluralism and realism, to salvage the empirical approach to analytic philosophy.
This piece asks some basic questions about the methodology and logic of social science, if it is to have a credible scientific status. I studied Sociology and philosophy at university and was always intrigued with how logic and methodology differed in the social sciences.
Some theorems underlying my Spiritual/phenomenological approach to philosophy.