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Communicating Not-Knowing: Education, Daoism and Epistemological Chaos
(China Media Research, 2014)
Mainstream educational theory and practice tend to favour what Freire, in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, has called ‘banking education’, in which students are seen as depositories of knowledge. But seeing pedagogy as a matter ...
Telling Tales About the Yijing
(JOMEC Journal, 2014-11)
This essay explores the cultural translation of the Chinese classic, the Book of Changes or Yijing (易經) through a reflection on my own attempts to adapt, use and misuse the text in literary form. My own engagement with the ...
The Snorgh and the Sailor
(Alison Green Books / Scholastic, 2012)
The Snorgh and the Sailor is a story about a miserable, marsh-dwelling Snorgh. Snorghs (as everybody knows) don’t have visitors. Snorghs don’t share soup. Snorghs don’t like stories. And Snorghs most definitely DO NOT like ...
Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide
(Icon Books / Totem Books, 2012)
A brief and breezy guide to the various philosophies of happiness—from Zhuangzi to the world of Positive Psychology and from Epicurus to the Buddha—packed with entertaining and fun exercises. Introducing Happiness is also ...
What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas
(Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Issue 2012: Children's Literature, 2012-05)
When thinking about the relationship between philosophy and children’s literature, it is often assumed that philosophy should have the last word. In this view, if children’s literature has any philosophical interest at ...
The Philosophy Book
(Dorling Kindersley, 2011)
Two chapters on The Modern World and Contemporary Philosophy (everything from Nietzsche to Žižek) written for those new to philosophy.
Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-storytelling
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2013-02)
The telling of tales is always a troubling business, and the way in which we tell stories about ourselves and about others always involves a degree of ethical risk. Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling explores the ...
The Descent of the Lyre
(Roman Books, 2012-08)
It is the early nineteenth century, and the Bulgarian village of Gela, the legendary home of Orpheus, is suffering under the heavy taxation and arbitrary justice of Ottoman rule. When his bride-to-be is abducted the night ...
The Trouble with Happiness
(Five Leaves Press, 2012-09)
A creative non-fiction exploration of the trouble with happiness, by way of an encounter with a rum-drinking philosopher in inner-city Birmingham.
Ronttu ja merimies
The Finnish translation of "The Snorgh and the Sailor"