David Edmonds is a British philosopher and a Distinguished Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is the author of many books, including The Murder of Professor Schlick, Would You Kill the Fat Man?, Caste Wars: A Philosophy of Discrimination, and Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time . He is also coauthor with John Eidinow, of the international best-seller Wittgenstein’s Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, and co-author with Hugh Fraser, of the children’s book, Undercover Robot. He is an ad hoc columnist for the Jewish Chronicle, a former contributing editor to Prospect Magazine, and cohost with Nigel Warburton of the popular podcast series Philosophy Bites, which has had over 44 million downloads. He also runs two other blogs: Philosophy 247 and Social Science Bites. He was a multi-award winning presenter/producer at the BBC, host of The Big Idea, and a regular presenter on BBC Analysis. His latest book is entitled, Parfit: A Philosopher and His Mission to Save Morality, which is the subject of today’s interview.
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