- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Lots of books to read
The Harris book is one that will need a fair bit of attention when I can find the time. Harris is raising important issues about secular morality and public policy.
Right now, though, I'm reading AC Grayling's new essay collection To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity. As always, it's beautiful writing by Grayling, full of clear, humane thinking. The only problem for me is that I've read a fair bit of it before, in one form or another ... but I'm enjoying revisiting it.
Grayling is someone to cherish, the Bertrand Russell of our era.