Thoughts Made Visible

Written for 10th-anniversary issue of Lapham´s Quarterly, on "States of Mind".

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Passions and Tempers

Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

A 2500-year journey that explores the origins of humours in ancient Greece through the present day. Published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Read more.



Articles and Essays

Thoughts Made Visible

Written for issue on "States of Mind" of Lapham´s Quarterly


A Chateau in the Loire Valley

Piece for Architectural Digest


Body and Soul

Written for Lapham´s Quarterly issue on "Flesh".



Response to the 2016 Edge Question


Paris, Searching for Peace

Written after the Paris attacks of November 13th, 2015.


Lectures and Academic

Materialism: A Historico-Philosophical Introduction

Review of book by Charles Wolfe.


Chronological Archive