My contributions focus on public philosophy, and in particular my mission of assisting people in exploring, developing, and implementing their own philosophy. I am sharing thoughts about two intimately connected aspects of human-centered philosophy: a) Normative Philosophy, the study and application of individual and societal human principles, and b) the Philosophy of Happiness, which deals with the optimization of human existence and thriving. Together, these subjects constitute my main fields. A special interest in this respect is how machine capacitation, including artificial intelligence, figures into the realm of human norms and welfare.
I also criticize institutional philosophy for not being productive and not engaging with the public. I try to complement, and in some cases emphasize, the seriousness of these topics with a lighter side. So satire, sarcasm, and other banter are not out of the question. And all this is interspersed with some philosophical quotes and poems from my books in the Knowing series, and a few new ones as they come to mind. Look for the emblems below, identifying excerpts from each of the six books:
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