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When writing is hard

I’ve spent the last week struggling to finish a book chapter which I had assumed I could sit down and complete in an afternoon’s work. I’d forgotten how frustrating writing can be. In fact I can’t remember the last time I found something this difficult to write. I’d forgotten how weirdly […]

Nietzsche, Consciousness and Virtue Ethics

I was recently intrigued to encounter Nietzsche’s evolutionary account of consciousness and find how completely I agreed with it. I would use different language but the point is pretty much the same: a faculty slowly emerges from our biological nature which, as we attain awareness of it, comes to be seen as […]

Writing with One’s Feet

Not with my hand alone I write: My foot wants to participate. Firm and free and bold, my feet Run across the field – and sheet. – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Prelude in Rhymes: 52 After spending much of the last three days cutting up my PhD and putting […]