Introduction

1 Introduction

The aim of these articles, or blog writings, is to put forth ideas that do not require a long thesis or book to generate some form of debate or contemplation. Many of these ideas will be related to the actual books that I have written, but the books themselves don’t need to be read to understand any of the topics addressed here.

As these writings will be between 500 to 1500 words maximum, they will usually only contain one or two main arguments, rather than a detailed and exhaustive look at one particular topic. Despite the brevity of these writings they are able to give a taste of how the actual books are written.

Although not all the ideas will have a direct or obvious relationship with the books, they will however always relate to existence, and the human condition and psyche we are familiar with. Therefore they should all be considered connected to some degree.

Sometimes the ideas may at first seem challenging, perhaps not intellectually, but emotionally. Some ideas could seem objectionable if not read correctly and thoroughly. This can cause a block in the reader where they no longer read the argument rationally, if they continue reading at all. This can include arguments that ‘prick’ very sensitive areas for some people. Regardless, it is important to read any argument slowly and thoroughly followed by a calm contemplation, otherwise certain ideas can be lost in a wave of emotion.

Having just read this you may wonder what horrid ideas could possibly lie within. None of the ideas will be of a bigotry nature in any way, or condone such thinking and behaviour. Rather the ideas will merely challenge sacred cows, and ideas and customs that people hold dear. This will usually concern ideas that individuals have become accustomed and perhaps slightly attached to for emotional/sentimental reasons, rather than inspired or logical reasons.

This is in no way saying that all the topics will seem controversial or perhaps even interesting to all readers. Some topics could seem straight forward to certain individuals, while challenging to others. It’s obviously all subjective. The idea is to challenge people and get them thinking about some of the most important issues that govern and confront our lives. Therefore it is likely that everyone can find something of interest.

Davis McLeod

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About davismcleod

After venturing into the realm of loud music with my electric guitar during my mid to late teens, I finally realised that music creation was not my forté, and I slowly delved into writing in my early twenties. After initially entering the world of fiction, both in writing movie scripts and novels, I gradually became disinterested in the narrow format one was encouraged to pursue for even a modicum of success. Studying media, international politics and journalism at university soon guided my path towards the world of non-fiction. I then gravitated towards history, philosophy, metaphysics and generally the bigger questions in life: what is life about, and why and how did everything come into existence? As an avid traveller the various experiences of exploring Western Europe and teaching English in South East Asia encouraged new ideas and new ways of thinking. Although these ideas tended to be a reaction to the old and often outdated ideas of the past, there was also a realisation that certain questions, often the biggest questions, were not be being adequately addressed. Upon further research into the areas of metaphysics, along with modern religious and scientific debates, I was increasingly inspired to pursue some of the most 'burning questions' about existence; the end result being my first book on the philosophy of metaphysics. My website: http://www.davismcleod.com/
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