John Cottingham

More Things in Heaven and Earth

In philosophical circles, it was once heresy to challenge Darwinian reductionism. That is now changing

God Gives Us Dignity, Dignitas Only Death

The Swiss euthanasia clinic claims to respect its patients' dignity, but secularism alone cannot confer moral value on human life

God Does More Than Make Us Tick

Review of The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks

Philosophy as Confession

Book review of Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory by Stanley Cavell

It’s Not God Who Needs Saving – It’s Us

Instead of embarking on the project of "saving God" by replacing him with the natural and human shaped world, it is perhaps time to acknowledge that it is we ourselves that need saving - just replacing God with Nature isn't enough

From Job to the Enlightenment

Susan Neiman's reading of the Enlightenment is certainly distinctive, but also offers a courageous and uplifting attempt to tell the story as it is

I Think, Therefore I Am – An Individual

How the modern ideal of individuality can leave us adrift in a value-free world

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"