Nigel Warburton

Nigel Warburton is senior lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University. He has written a number of books on philosophy including Philosophy: The Basics, Philosophy: The Classics, Thinking from A to Z, Freedom: An Introduction with Readings, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. Other books include a biography of the architect Ernö Goldfinger and an edited book about the photographer Bill Brandt. With David Edmonds he makes the podcast Philosophy Bites ( ) which has had nearly 8 million downloads and has made the top 20 of all iTunes podcasts. A book based on the series has recently been published by Oxford University Press. His monthly column ‘Everyday Philosophy’ appears in Prospect Magazine and is also available as a podcast ( Nigel’s weblogs include and You can find him on Twitter at

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