David Edmonds

David is a presenter and producer for the BBC and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University.  He has made programmes in over 60 countries, and has won many awards.

He is the author or co-author of 10 books which have been translated into 25 languages.  They include, with John Eidinow, the international bestseller Wittgenstein’s Poker (short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award), Bobby Fischer Goes To War (long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize) Rousseau’s Dog and Would You Kill The Fat Man? (New York Times Editor’s Choice, and one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles). His latest book is The Murder of Professor Schlick: The Rise and Fall of the Vienna, published in 2020. He has co-authored a children’s book, Undercover Robot: My First Year as a Human, with Bertie Fraser, published in 2020.

His journalism has appeared in, among other places, The Guardian, The Times, The New Statesman, Prospect, Aeon, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Jewish Chronicle.

David runs two philosophy websites, Philosophy Bites (with Nigel Warburton) (www.philosophybites.com), which has had 35 million downloads and Philosophy247 (http://www.philosophy247.org). He also presents Social Science Bites https://www.socialsciencespace.com/about-socialsciencebites/.

David studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Oxford and has a PhD in philosophy from the Open University.  He has held fellowships from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan.