David Edmonds

British philosopher

1964   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Oxford
occupation: philosopher

David Edmonds (born 1964) 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.He also presents the Philosophy 24/7 podcast series produced by Hugh Fraser of the Storynory podcast, and consults with Michael Chaplin on the BBC radio plays The Ferryhill Philosophers. 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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