About

“Postmodern” in the title recalls Robert Brandom’s recent and very nonstandard use of this term for a sort of Hegelian synthesis of the best of ancient and modern values.  “Peripatetic” indicates my excitement over fresh readings of Aristotle freed from old prejudices.

I write about serious philosophy in a semi-popular way, aiming to show its relevance to life while addressing substantive issues of potential interest to specialists.

While presented in blog form, this is really an evolving larger work built up from aphorisms and sketches.  Posts are often repeatedly edited after publication. Individual posts vary a good deal in the amount of context they assume.  I try to use links to help explain things I mention, and avoid repeating myself too much.