David Edmonds' new book Would You Kill the Fat Man? (Princeton University Press) has had excellent reviews in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast. David wrote an interesting piece about the Talmud and Trolleyology for The Jewish Chronicle. He gave this year's Princeton University Press in Europe annual lecture in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Would You Kill the Fat Man? is also available as an audiobook (digital download).
David is producing a series of radio programmes about chess for BBC Radio 4 with contributions from Lennox Lewis and Natan Sharansky. The first episode was broadcast in the UK on 30th December.
Nigel Warburton has been a freelance philosopher since June 2013 (he explains why here). Amongst other things he has been writing for Aeon, the Times Literary Supplement, the Art Newspaper, and Humanitie. On Twitter he is @philosophybites, the fourth most followed philosopher after Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton), Daniel Dennett (@danieldennett) and Peter Singer (@petersinger).
Nigel will be leading a range of courses and discussions in London in the first quarter of 2014:
- Philosophy: the Basics (6-sessions from 28th Jan., Conway Hall) - fully booked with a waiting list
- Philosophy: the Basics (6-sessions from March 11th, New Cavendish Street, ), booking now open.
- Philosophy, Death, and What Matters (one-day event Sat 22nd Feb. of discussions and lectures, including a guest lecture on Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, New Cavendish St), booking now open
He will also be speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival at 6pm on Monday 24th March with David Edmonds, and at the World Humanist Congress 2014.
As well as Philosophy Bites (which has now been downloaded nearly 20 million times) Nigel and David continue to make the series Social Science Bites in association with SAGE. The list of interviewees now includes two Nobel laureates (Daniel Kahneman and Robert J. Shiller), as well as Steven Pinker, Jonathan Haidt, Ann Oakley, Danny Dorling, Valerie Curtis, Kate Pickett, and Richard Sennett.
In late March 2014 Nigel will be philosopher in residence at Bedales School.
Nigel and David are also working on a third anthology based on Philosophy Bites interviews: Philosophy Bites Again (Oxford University Press). This follows the success of Philosophy Bites, and Philosophy Bites Back (also published by Oxford University Press). Suggestions for a title for the fourth volume welcome!
A list of 280 Bites interviews arranged by theme is available here (thanks to Seth Adelman).