Stephen Law is a philosopher and author. Currently director of philosophy and course director of the certificate of higher education at the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, he was formerly reader in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He researches primarily in the fields of philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and essentialism. His popular books include The Philosophy Gym (2003), The Complete Philosophy Files (2000) and Believing Bullshit (2011). He is also editor of Think, the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal. He lives in Oxford.
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
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?
Do you see a duck or a rabbit: just what is aspect perception?
Philosophy of religion
Belief in supernatural beings is totally natural – and false