This blog is an attempt to explore the uses of ecological and embodied psychology in explaining social dynamics (such as language) and behaviour more broadly. It draws principally on the work of James Gibson and Lev Vygotsky, but also on the methodology of Marxists. I hope to demonstrate there is fertile common ground between these ideas, that can form the basis of a materialist psychology capable of displacing the current orthodoxy in psychology, cognitivism.

This anti-cognitivist stance, insisting that the world needs little to no mediation to be understood, inspires the tagline: to be, rather than to seem. This also fits my political outlook too, pleasingly enough- a favourite blog, The South Lawn, uses it in this sense as well.