Simon May

Simon May is visiting professor of philosophy at King’s College London. His books include Love: A History, Nietzsche’s Ethics and his War on Morality; two edited volumes on Nietzsche’s philosophy; and Thinking Aloud, a collection of his own aphorisms, which was named a Financial Times ‘Book of the Year’.

He has written Op-Ed articles for the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and other newspapers. He is currently writing a book about why we love. His work has been, or is being, translated into eleven languages.

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Saturday 18 October 2014, 14.00 Cinema 3

Why are we afraid to judge?

"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

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