I was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1954. I majored in philosophy at Sydney University, where I did postgraduate work in epistemology and the philosophy of science. I admired and was working on the pluralist thought of Paul Feyerabend and James Hillman.
I then discovered the work of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-François Lyotard and taught myself French to be able to read their books. ANTI-OEDIPUS and RHIZOME in particular were a revelation to me.
So I came to Paris in 1980 to attend their lectures, which were brilliant. I also met my wife there. After 7 years in Paris we moved South to Nice, on the French Riviera (books are fine but I also need sun and warmth!) where I studied linguistics with Jean-Claude Souesme. I obtained the agrégation (specialising in linguistics) and am at present an English teacher in a senior high school and at the university.
I am interested in contemporary French philosophy on the general theme of « pluralism, individuation, and a world of becoming », principally: Bernard Stiegler, Gilles Deleuze, François Laruelle, Bruno Latour, Alain Badiou, but I also like Hubert Dreyfus, Stanley Cavell, and William Connolly.
My favorite SF writers are Alastair Reynolds, Neal Stephenson and China Miéville, and my two favorite philosophers are Paul Feyerabend and Gilles Deleuze.