My main philosophical interests are the history of philosophy, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science


My MPhil thesis was on the little-noticed parallels between the Neyman-Pearson formulation of statistical inference and Karl Popper's philosophy of science. (Neyman and Pearson developed their approach in the late 1920s and early 1930s, much the same time as Popper was fomulating his theories. Popper confirmed, in a personal communication, that he was unaware of Neyman and Pearson's work at that time)


I taught philosophy at Manchester Grammar School to A-level, in the International Baccalaureate, and as a non-examined course within the General Studies programme


I have also taught courses in philosophy in adult education centres

Some of my philosophical heroes