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“They are changing the world”

THINKERS CHOOSE THEIR FAVOURITE LIVING PHILOSOPHERS. I contributed to this Prospect blog.

The Philosophy of Free Will

THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREE WILL – London, 19 September. A LDN Talks @ Night event at a “trendy London venue” so you can sup craft ale while tuning in (or out, as you fancy) 7 for 7:30. Details and booking here.

On The Edge

THE ART OF TRUTH – FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL, 2 SEPTEMBER. Giving a talk on the opening day symposium of the triennial. Details and booking here.

We’re all culpable for the banking crisis

The banking crisis was a failing not wholly of others, but of our laws and our values. Some behaved worse than others, of course, but without a collective failure, these individual ones would not have been possible.

Metalearn Podcast

THINKING ABOUT THINKING. Interviewed by Nasos Papadopoulos for this Metalearn podcast.

The Reading Lists

THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILOSOPHY BOOKS EVER WRITTEN. I contributed to this piece at The Reading Lists.

Stop the Machine

PODCAST. I feature in this Compassion in World Farming podcast with Philip Lymbery.

Eating Animals Conference

EATING ANIMALS CONFERENCE – CANTERBURY, 23 JUNE. Giving a paper “Defying nature: The Ben Franklin Objection Revisited” at the launch event for the Centre for Practical Normativity at the University of Kent. Registration here.  

Science: Not Just For scientists

SCIENCE: NOT JUST FOR SCIENTISTS – 100 IDEAS. I’ve contributed an idea to this project by the the British Science Association.

The implications of longevity

Crime hard-liners were always fond of the simplistic slogan “Life means life”. What we’re now learning is that when the meaning of “life” changes, the meaning of life changes, too.

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