I'm the Managing Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. I'm interested in how minds change.
I have a PhD in philosophy from University College London. I've written papers for academic journals and opinion pieces and reviews, mainly for the Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, Prospect, and the Times Higher Education.
My books are about the history of ideas, philosophy, society, politics, climate change, the mind, and how persuasion operates outside of reason. They've been translated into Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian and Persian.
Right now I'm working on how minds change -- what goes on when you change your own mind, when you convince someone else, and when paradigms shift and everyone suddenly thinks differently.