Stephen Law
Philosopher, Retired

Stephen Law is formerly Reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He researches primarily in the fields of philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, Wittgenstein, and essentialism. His popular books include The Philosophy Gym (2003), The Complete Philosophy Files (2000) and Believing Bullshit (2011). He is currently also editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK. Stephen lives in Oxford.

Written by Stephen Law

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Essay/
Thinkers and theories
The necessity of Kripke

No one with an interest in philosophy or debates about identity can afford to be ignorant of the work of Saul Kripke

Stephen Law

Words of God. Father Lequeux, priest of Buc, Île-de-France, and his puzzled congregation photographed in 1958. Photo by Edouard Boubat/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

Essay/
History of ideas
Wittgenstein and religion

In the case atheists vs religious belief, Ludwig Wittgenstein is called to the stand. Whose side does his testimony serve?

Stephen Law