On The Range Of Our Inner Experience

By Fiona Robertson. I listened to a podcast recently about people who have no mind’s eye (a condition called aphantasia) and so do not see any visual imagery, including memories. Some of the people featured also have no mind’s ear and cannot imagine sensory experiences that aren’t happening. As someone who has always had…

Strange times

By Fiona Robertson. These are such strange times, and it feels like they’re getting stranger every day (especially for those of us who have never lived through any other major disruptions or pandemics). I’ve been feeling my fair share of anxiety and worry for those most at risk, along with a kind of fascination…

When We Can’t Say No

By Fiona Robertson. In my experience, ongoing inquiry is bringing about a much clearer sense of my own boundaries. I was looking this morning, and the words came, ‘I want nothing to do with this’, accompanied by crying. I saw an image of one boyfriend, who on our first date had an empty wallet.…

The Sceptical Art of Inquiry

By Fiona Robertson. I read today that the ancient Greek word for ‘inquiry’ is skepsis, hence the word sceptical. Sceptical philosophers, from around the world in both ancient and modern times, have doubted our ability to know, either partially or completely. Their view is some variant of the idea that we can’t know anything…