Nigel Warburton Philosophy Workshop


Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer, described by Julian Baggini as ‘one of the most-read popular philosophers of our time’. His books include ‘A Little History of Philosophy’, ‘Philosophy: The Basics’, ‘Philosophy: The Classics’, ‘The Art Question’, and ‘Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction’. He is the interviewer for the popular Philosophy Bites podcast which he makes with David Edmonds and which has been downloaded nearly 21 million times, and has formed the basis of two books ‘Philosophy Bites’ and ‘Philosophy Bites Back’. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University and Lecturer in Philosophy at Nottingham University. He regularly teaches courses on aesthetics at Tate Modern. On Twitter, as@philosophybites, he has featured in both ‘The Indendent’ and ‘Sunday Times’ lists of top 100 twitterati. Nigel is also a frequent contributor to BBC radio programmes. He has appeared on ‘The Philosopher’s Arms’, ‘Start the Week’, the ‘Today Programme’, ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘You and Yours’, and also presented episodes of ‘The Archive Hour’ and ‘Something in the Water’. His most recent radio programme was a Radio 3 feature about Kierkegaard ‘Fear and Trembling in Copenhagen’.

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