David Edmonds (philosopher)

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David Edmonds (born 1964[1]) is a radio feature maker at the BBC World Service. He studied at Oxford University, has a PhD in Philosophy from the Open University and has held fellowships at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Edmonds is the author of Caste Wars: A Philosophy of Discrimination and co-author with John Eidinow of Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers and Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.

With Nigel Warburton he produces the popular podcast series Philosophy Bites.[2]

He also presents the Philosophy 24/7 podcast series [3] produced by Hugh Fraser of the Storynory podcast.

He has also written a book on the Trolley Problem, entitled "Would You Kill the Fat Man?". In this he outlines the problem and several of its variations, providing a rounded view on the Trolley Problem whilst analysing many ethical theories and how they would respond to the Trolley Problem.

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  1. ^ "VIAF for Edmonds, David". Virtual International Authority File. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Slattery, Luke (14 May 2011). "A window on the big questions". The Australian. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Philosophy 247". Retrieved 9 March 2018. 

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