Portfolio

Below are references to works written in a variety of styles, including:

  • educational content
  • blog content
  • consumer website content
  • accessible, popularised academic content
  • professional, academic-style essay.

Critical Thinking:
An Introduction to Investigations and Recommendations

This free online course will guide you through a robust and versatile system for creating arguments to the best explanation. If you’re interested in policy-making, legal arguments, troubleshooting and diagnosis, or persuasive pursuits of any kind, this course will help improve your thinking and communication skills.

DaddingFullTime

The archives of the original DaddingFullTime.com, plus new material since 2015.

KiwiFamilies.co.nz

Essays on parenting as an expat in New Zealand.

Daily Plate of Crazy

Contributor to Parenting / Dads, including:

Cape Reinga and the Curvature of the Earth

An account of a journey to the tip of New Zealand, originally appearing in JAAM: Just Another Art Movement, vol. 32.

Thinking

A book that investigates the concepts of thinking, meaning, and philosophy, with an emphasis on the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Gilbert Ryle.

On Crafting Introductory Remarks: Developing a Synthetic Conception of Critical Thinking

This article argues that philosophy instructors in general, and critical thinking instructors in particular, profit from developing concise preparatory remarks for introductory classes. To this end, it argues for two simple, but effective, introductory descriptions of philosophy: (1) talking about how we do what we do and why we do what we do, and (2) critical thinking applied to writing.

Sorrell, B. (2015), On Crafting Introductory Remarks: Developing a Synthetic Conception of Critical Thinking. Metaphilosophy, 46: 127–140. doi:10.1111/meta.12117

Consciousness of an External World

An analysis of G.E. Moore’s “Proof of an External World”, arguing in favour of its success, and with an emphasis on its connection to Kant’s attempts to create his own proof.