Interview with Richard Hazzlewood

What do you read for pleasure?
Mainly non-fiction: philosophy and spiritual works. I aim to read more poetry.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to convey my ideas to an audience. Also having something substantive behind my online presence, and leaving a personal testament.
Who are your favorite authors?
St Paul, St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas.
What are you working on next?
A novella titled 'The Cartesian'. Decided to try my hand at fiction despite it being many times more difficult. Stay tuned!
Published 2018-08-19.
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Books by This Author

On Law: Reflections on Aquinas & Gratian
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Looking at the concept of law in a philosophical manner, using Aquinas and Gratian as guides.
The Problem of Modernity
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Balanced consideration of modernity from the contrasting points of view of decline of tradition, and various material advancements. What does the early 21st Century mean for both our spiritual and material being?
Contemporary Thoughts
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
A short mental digression on the essential struggle of life and the need for wisdom to direct our thoughts and actions.
Culture and Meaning - a Study of Ontological Value in Art and Religion
Price: Free! Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
An exploration of core value and meaning in art and religion. Covers topics such as the defence of the spiritual worldview, the ontological ground of painting, and even a chapter on travel, food & drink. I set out how the supply of ontological meaning from art and religion is vital for a full and purposeful life, more so than a life of action.
Good & Evil - A Fragment
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Religious
Just a brief creative fragment on my thoughts concerning the modern world, with a spiritual emphasis. It is what it is. If you have 5 minutes to spare, it may provoke some reflection.
Power, Love, Sublimity, Infinity: The Bible
Price: Free! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
(4.00 from 1 review)
Written with both Christians and non-Christians in mind, this work aims to explore some of the sublime aspects of the Bible. Includes an extended discussion of the Gospels.
The Meditative Beauty of Reading
Price: Free! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations
(5.00 from 1 review)
A philosophical exploration of the value of reading, by an introvert with a deep interest in literature, philosophy and religion.