From popular introductions to biographies and television programmes, philosophy is everywhere. Many people even want to be philosophers, usually in the café or the pub. But what do real philosophers do? What are the big philosophical issues of today? Why do they matter? How did some our best philosophers get into philosophy in the first place?
Read New British Philosophy and find out for the first time. Clear, engaging and designed for a general audience, sixteen fascinating interviews with some of the top philosophers from the new generation of the subject's leaders range from music to the mind and feminism to the future of philosophy.
Each interview is introduced and conducted by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom of The Philosophers Magazine. This is a unique snapshot of philosophy in Great Britain today and includes interviews with:
Ray Monk - Biography; Nigel Warburton - the Public; Aaron Ridley - Music; Jonathan Wolff - Politics; Roger Crisp - Ethics; Rae Langton - Pornography; Miranda Fricker - Knowledge; M.G.F.Martin - Perception; Timothy Williamson - Vagueness; Tim Crane - Mind; Robin Le Poidevin - Metaphysics; Christina Howells - Sartre; Simon Critchley - Phenomenology; Simon Glendinning - Continental; Stephen Mulhall - the Future; Keith Ansell Pearson - the Human.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Philosophical Biography

chapter 2|16 pages

Ethics in the Modern World

chapter 3|16 pages

The Role of Political Philosophy

chapter 4|18 pages

Aesthetics and Music

chapter 5|18 pages

Power, Knowledge and Injustice

chapter 6|18 pages

Feminism and Pornography

chapter 7|16 pages

Mind Matters

chapter 8|18 pages

The Concerns of Analytic Philosophy

chapter 9|18 pages

On Vagueness

chapter 10|18 pages

The Rebirth of Metaphysics

chapter 11|18 pages

Continental Philosophy and Emancipation

chapter 12|18 pages

The Analytic and the Continental

chapter 13|18 pages

Sartre’s Existentialism

chapter 14|16 pages

Post-Analytic Philosophy

chapter 15|18 pages

A Post-Human Hell

chapter 16|16 pages

Philosophy and the Public