Over the past few years I have written for various sites and have been a regular contributor to The Electric Agora. Observations and Reflections may become my main personal site.
I have a background in intellectual history, linguistics and philosophy, and a PhD from Monash University. But my interests are by no means solely academic or intellectual.
I combine a basically scientific view of the world with a strong attachment to certain values and ways of living which are currently being pushed aside.
My cultural conservatism stops short of cultural pessimism, however. Civilizations rise and fall, and it is not unreasonable to believe that what is good in what is lost will be rediscovered and find new forms of expression.
[engmar3 at gmail dot com]