David Hopson read philosophy and social sciences at the University of Sussex, where he was taught by one of the twentieth century’s preeminent philosophers of science, Paul Feyerabend, and the noted Aristotelian scholar, Timothy Sprigge. Among other things, David has been a merchant seaman; the tour manager of a punk band, The Adverts; and a voluntary sector IT consultant. He is currently a visiting fellow at Kingston University. He has maintained a close interest and involvement in discourse about religion and science for over forty years. His two youngest children studied philosophy at school, which prompted him to write this essay.
Where did God come from? Where did He go? What did science inherit from religion? Why does any of this matter?
Beyond Reason is a plea for tolerance and understanding in the guise of a 3,000 year intellectual history of religion and science, from the Greeks to the geeks.
Critics and readers have enjoyed the conversational, non-academic style and the absence of partisan views.