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Monday, March 31, 2014

An interview with Nigel Warburton

(Looking for everybody's 10 questions for the Study Guide...)

Nigel Warburton, ‘freelance philosopher’ is a man on a mission to bring philosophy to the masses. And he has a lot to show for it.

After writing eight books on the subject, co-editing another six and creating the hugely successful Philosophy Bites podcast with friend and producer David Edmonds, it is fair to say he must be doing something right. The podcast, in particular, has now been downloaded more than 20 million times across the globe and he has sold more than 150,000 English-language copies of his books.

But until recent years these were not things he would ever have seen himself doing, he said. Mr Warburton, now 52, grew up in Kent, and went to Bristol University as an undergraduate in psychology, before a switch to philosophy... (continues)
Free thinking and populist - interview with Nigel Warburton (From The Oxford Times)

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