Peter Cave

Peter Cave is philosopher, lecturer and author – and also, curiously, a chartered financial planner.  He studied philosophy at University College London and King’s College Cambridge.  He currently lectures for The Open University.

Peter chairs the Humanist Philosophers of Great Britian, part of the British Humanist Association and is involved in public debates and lectures, both here and abroad, on philosophical, religious and socio-political matters.  He has also scripted and presented humorous philosophy programmes for BBC Radio 4.

Peter has contributed many articles to both academic journals and popular magazines.  His academic work is on philosophical paradoxes.  He authored the best-selling perplexing philosophy puzzles, Can a Robot Be Human? and What’s Wrong with Eating People?  His most recent works are This Sentence Is False and Humanism, both published in 2009 – and just out in autumn 2010 is another set of perplexing philosophy puzzles, Do Llamas Fall in Love?

Peter lives in Soho London, has an interest in opera and, although an atheist, can be uplifted by religious music.  He is often with a glass of wine (red or white).

Related Sessions
Sunday 31 October 2010, 1.45pm Henry Moore Gallery
Publications

Do Llamas Fall in Love? (Oneworld Publications, 2010)
Humanism: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2009)


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