James was part of the Debating Matters team from 2005-06 and responsible for producing and editing the competition’s acclaimed Topic Guides. James is a PhD student in political theory at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the relationship between moral theory and social theory in the work of G. A. Cohen, John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas. James read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at New College, Oxford and has a Master’s in political theory from LSE. He is the co-convener of the Academy of Ideas’ Postgraduate Forum.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Café
Can philosophy save your life?
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India