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Ed Gibney

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Ed Gibney has left two different six-figure-salary careers behind to lead a simpler but more meaningful life as an author and philosopher. He first left the engineering and construction industry to go back to school for his MBA, which he used to do management consulting work for the Peace Corps, the FBI, the Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2012, he launched his third career with a website devoted to discussing his evolutionary philosophy (www.evphil.com) and the fiction it inspires. He has published three short stories (Curiosity, Love of Learning, and Judgment) and one novel (Draining the Swamp) as well as an academic article proposing a solution to the greatest problem in moral philosophy, which was accepted in ...more

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Ed Gibney Not as the main focus, but politics will come up in future novels since it is so involved in the big decisions we have to make as a species and those…moreNot as the main focus, but politics will come up in future novels since it is so involved in the big decisions we have to make as a species and those are the questions I’m interested in talking about. Draining the Swamp was set entirely in the realm of government so I could talk in detail about political philosophy, but my next novel deals with the science fiction of a quest for immortality, which gives me a great way to talk about ethics and how to live an examined life. There is a character in that novel who’s a politician, since any life-extension technologies being considered would have such a huge impact on our political and economic spheres that it’s likely to become heavily regulated if it gets any closer to reality, but he’s just a minor character used to discuss those minor elements within the larger theme. This is the novel I’ve had in my head for over a decade that made me really need to try my hand as a writer so I’m super excited to get it down on paper and turned into a finished product as soon as I can. I hope you’ll check it out!(less)
Ed Gibney I’m still new enough to this that I haven’t faced the crippling writer’s block that seems to strike people who have written for a few years or more…moreI’m still new enough to this that I haven’t faced the crippling writer’s block that seems to strike people who have written for a few years or more and find they have nothing left to say. I’m still plenty inspired to write and I have a file with lots of novel and short story ideas in it that I can hardly wait to get to someday. I’m still enough of a novice at this writing life though that I sometimes struggle to have energy or focus to fill a blank page, which is a different sort of writer’s block. That one I’ve dealt with by learning to manage and control the times that my emotions are most in tune for this kind of creative work, and then figuring out a daily schedule that works best for me. I definitely need to keep eating, sleeping, exercising, and socializing well to keep my moods stable and productive—no lonely alcoholism for me! As for getting going on putting words down, I find that if I try to write first drafts in whole, complete, grammatically correct sentences, my mind wanders off to think about all the tiny decisions I have to make about the scenes, and I struggle to get anything down at all. Instead, I find I’m much more in control when I spend an hour or two in the morning jotting down bullet points and key phrases for the section I’m working on, which I can easily juggle and move around as needed. Then, I can go back in the afternoon to flesh that out into finished text without having to worry about exactly where I’m going. These bullet points are at a much finer level of detail than the big outline I do for a piece of work before I start writing anything. That may sound tedious to some people, but it’s just the way my mind works best and I didn’t know that when I first started writing.(less)
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Evolutionary Philosphy

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Draining the Swamp

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Curiosity

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Love of Learning

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Evolutionary Philosophy

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Doing Philosophy: Thought Experiments and the Truth About Truth

Picture Hello! I was asked to speak at an event at the end of September to give my thoughts on a book called  Doing Philosophy , which was written by Timothy Williamson who is the Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. I was one of four such speakers at the event, where Professor Williamson gave opening remarks , and rebuttals to us as well. This was all set up to be featured in t... Read more of this blog post »
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