Welcome to Muse & Reason, written by me, Robert Winter. I am a philosopher and historian by training, but an Operations Director by pay cheque. I am also a doctoral candidate at Macquarie University researching Edmund Burke on authority and the implications for leadership.

This site, like my research, is loosely divided into the key topics of leadership, philosophy, history, politics, business and technology. In many ways these topics are highly interconnected in my writing with any categorisation being akin to Wittgenstein's notion of:.

taking up some books which seemed to belong together, and putting them on different shelves; nothing more being final about their positions than that they no longer lie side by side

The purpose of my writing is philosophical inquiry, which hopes to illuminate our understanding of the world and help us make the best possible decisions in the future.