David Edmonds

David is a frustrated philosopher whose day job is to make radio documentaries for the BBC, several of which have won awards. His most popular programme was entitled, Can God make a breakfast so big He can’t eat it?

His co-written works with John Eidinow are the international best seller Wittgenstein’s Poker – for which Bill Clinton acted as unpaid promoter, Bobby Fischer Goes To War about the most notorious match in the history of chess, and Rousseau’s Dog about the clash between the 18th century thinkers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume. Alongside Nigel Warburton he is the author of the popular Philosophy Bites series from Oxford University Press.

His latest book, Would You Kill the Fat Man? was published by Princeton University Press in September 2013.

David has two philosophy degrees from Oxford University, and a PhD in moral philosophy from the Open University, which came out as a book, Caste Wars. He has held fellowships at the universities of Chicago and Michigan

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