Anthony Whelan 

Portal to The Thrillosophy Experience

About Anthony

Hello!

Welcome to my online home, and thank you for taking the time to visit.

In today’s world, where I feel many of us are searching for a sense of security and meaning, I want to truly connect with people through my writing.
My hope is that our heroine’s journey will help you on your journey through life, by giving you food for thought through her experiences.
I write to fulfil my personal goal of helping people, with gentle suggestions as to how we might be able to make our own lives less complex, more fulfilling and happier; as well as sprinkling ideas and thoughts for your consideration on the potential for our society to evolve to a more just and equitable way of living for everyone.

I am not an expert in philosophy or any of the sciences …
When I decided that I wanted to write in this vein, I had to take an honest hard look at myself.

I’m no guru, no saint. I have made many mistakes, and I’m sure I continue to do so.

And so I wondered….. What could possibly give me the right to throw out these ideas on how we might better live our lives?

I believe I have learned a few things during my life thus far in this world. I have suffered, as have most of us, both physically and emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

And as is often the case, I think it is in suffering that we can most clearly see the lessons that life is laying before us, which we can accept or reject as we choose. I think I have largely taken these lessons on board, though I am by no means perfect at executing them and putting them into practice!
And so I decided to write in the fictional genre, with the intention of making it easier for people to peruse these ideas without feeling that there is any preaching going on.

I don’t mind if people agree or disagree with the notions presented – for me, the important thing is that we at least allow ourselves to ask these questions, and consider the alterative answers, which are often unique to each person. It was this desire to write about the important questions of life, combined with the decision to do so in a fictional setting, which led me to Thrillosophy. I used writer’s privilege to coin this new word, a combination of Thriller and Philosophy. I was surprised to find an entry in Wikipedia for “Philosophical Fiction”, which is defined as “works of fiction in which a significant proportion of the work is devoted to a discussion of the sort of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy.

These might include the function and role of society, the purpose of life, ethics or morals, the role of art in human lives, and the role of experience or reason in the development of knowledge”; but I would be honoured to be counted amongst the literary giants noted in that article as having written Philosophical Fiction.

Thrillosophy is non-denominational…..
….and is intended to be open to believers in all faiths and philosophies, and those who have no affiliation or resonation with any of them. The aim is not to convince people of any one version of the truth (if such a thing as an “objective truth” is not an oxymoron in and of itself), but rather to stimulate thought and discussion.
I think it is fair to assume that thinking and talking about the important questions of life is a worthy activity, and is an activity that leads to at least a possibility of improvement in our lives.
I hope that in looking through my website, in reading my Blogs and Social Media posts, and most particularly in reading Laura’s Legacy and Amy’s Amazon, you will at least find some food for thought (as well as having an entertaining read, of course!).

I invite you to participate and make your own thoughts known - your input will be genuinely appreciated and respected. You can contact me on any of the Social Media sites available on my site, by posting on my blog or by my enquiry form.
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