I have been using this blog regularly since 2006. Many of my previous posts have focussed on education policy, as well as new work in academic philosophy and politics. This blog will shortly have a new look and receive some trimming. While I will continue to post on matters relevant to higher education and philosophy, the blog will begin to focus more regularly on public affairs and public policy. This is a subject-matter that has taken up much of my interest as the Undergraduate Director of Politics at Newcastle University for the last three years. Moreover, with the forthcoming launch of my new book on punishment, I plan on continuing to work more in the area of philosophy and public policy. Of course, I will continue to have interests in 19th Century Philosophy and other subjects, but the focus of my work---and this blog---will change shortly. I hope for the better. As usual, I will expect readers to let me know if this is not the case!
UPDATE: At present, the Blog has 1,130 posts listed on Google and has 6,557 pages (with about 3,500 posts in total) according to here. This will change substantially over the next few days.