Jonny Thomson teaches philosophy in Oxford. He runs a popular Instagram account called Mini Philosophy (@philosophyminis), which is the result of the conversations with his students and a somewhat masochistic obsession with reading dry philosophical books. Although Jonny centers around philosophy, he loves to write about all manner of subjects. Under the increasingly strained title of a 'philosophy' blog, he's turned his hand to the origins of life, linguistics, developmental psychology, time travel paradoxes, psychoanalysis and unpacking classic novels and poetry. His first book is called "Mini Philosophy: A Small Book of Big Ideas."
Harmony and moderation make for a happier life.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
How the brain decides what to store and what to forget.
If you had perfect foreknowledge of the blessings and tragedies that will come in your life, would you make the same choices anyway?