thinking makes it so

There is grandeur in this view of life…

About me

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I have been interested in philosophy most of my life – probably because I’ve had some great teachers. At Cambridge, where I switched to Philosophy from Natural Sciences in 1969, my mentors included Bernard Williams, Hugh Mellor and John Skorupski.

makeworkmakesenseThen in 1977-79 I did a Philosophy MA at Birkbeck College, London, where I encountered David Hamlyn, Ruby Meager, Roger Scruton and Samuel Guttenplan. After completing the MA I started a PhD with Roger Scruton as my supervisor, but life took over before I got very far with it.

While at Birkbeck my day job was in IT, and my career has been pretty much IT ever since. I’m now an independent business architecture consultant. For more on this please visit

I am married to Wendy and we have one son Joe. At the end of 1996 we jumped at the opportunity to come to Cape Town for a year. It’s now 2010 and we’re still here.

Cape Town: Waterfront

Cape Town: Waterfront

© Chris Lawrence 2008, 2009.


Written by Chris Lawrence

25 August 2008 at 6:37 pm

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  1. Chris, glad I found your blog! In particular I have some questions for you about natural selection. I’ll ask them in a comment on one of your articles soon. We probably won’t see eye-to-eye (where’s the fun in that?) but what I’ve read so far resonates. Coming up with the same answer isn’t nearly so important as finding people who ask the same questions. Cya!


    17 September 2011 at 1:00 am

    • Thanks for the response! You may have noticed my blog has been a bit inactive for the last few weeks. But this is temporary. Looking forward to your feedback.

      Thanks again, Chris.

      Chris Lawrence

      17 September 2011 at 2:21 pm

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