Beautiful Landscape




This is a collection of essays that aims to perform a vital reflection on the human condition in a secular, materially driven age in which the stories and ideas that helped us to understand the existential questions about ourselves are becoming increasingly hard to justify. To put it crudely, we need to ask the question "Who are we?". The more practical ends of this is to ask the question of how we could improve the public sphere and our livelihoods given our understanding of who we are. 


There is no doubt that this project is wide-ranging and susceptible to many errors. However, on this page I will never claim to have an answer that is objectively true, but my hope is that I may discover something that might be useful. This is why I am working with a negative epistemology to seek out what we are not, just as much as what we are.  I am also not naïve about the criticism that Humanism has received in the last two centuries, but this doesn't mean that we cannot integrate the new ideas and findings into a more comprehensive view of who we are. 


Immanuel Kant believed there were four questions Philosophy could ask. These are: 1. What can we know? 2.

How are we to act? 3. What may we hope for? and finally, What does it mean to be Human. In noting this he said that the first three can only be answered if we can understand the fourth question. It is the central question of Philosophy and is crucial for our livelihoods and the current public discussion.