bertrand russell

philosophy books for beginners

The Best Philosophy Books for Beginners


Bertrand Russell once said that ‘science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know’, and when it comes to philosophy – I don’t know nearly enough.  The vastness and occasional intangibility of the subject can make it feel…

dick passingham

Dick Passingham: Reading Is Thinking

Academic, Science

Dick Passingham is an undergraduate from Balliol College, where he studied Psychology and Philosophy, he then went on to train in clinical psychology in London before doing a Ph.D there in cognitive neuroscience.  He later returned to the Department of Experimental…

david papineau

David Papineau: Living By My Wits

Academic, Philosophy

David Papineau was born in Como, Italy, and spent his childhood travelling around the world.  He attended schools in Trinidad, Lancashire and London, before spending twelve years in Durban, South Africa.  At the University of Natal, David Papineau studied mathematics…