The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel

A while back I did some Googling to find out whether someone out there had written a book similar to mine, and in my research I came across Charles Johnson's novel, Faith and The Good Thing. Too good to be true. He too makes use of the most powerful centerpieces in Plato's works: The Allegory of the … Continue reading The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel

Submission

This post is a little break from phenomenology and AI, but one I've been meaning to write for some time now. I read this novel, Submission, by Michel Houellebecq, without knowing much about the author or the controversy surrounding it...I did this on purpose. I wanted to read it on its own merits, then do … Continue reading Submission

Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop

I'm going to admit right off the bat that the title of this post as nothing to do with the content. I just couldn't resist. I'm thrilled by Her, a sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Spike Jones, who was also the co-creator of that ridiculously awful show, Jackass, on MTV, a fact that baffles me. Anyhow, I'll go … Continue reading Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop

Reclaiming Epicurus: Interview with Luke Slattery

My interview with Luke Slattery on his book Reclaiming Epicurus is now published on the Leather Library. Go here to find out more about the philosophy of pleasure...it's probably not what you think. UPDATE (2021): There used to be a link that would take you to my interview, but the blog on which it was published is … Continue reading Reclaiming Epicurus: Interview with Luke Slattery