Nigel Warburton

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Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer, described by Julian Baggini as 'one of the most-read popular philosophers of our time'. His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: The Basics, Philosophy: The Classics, Thinking from A to Z, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. He is the interviewer for the popular Philosophy Bites podcast which he makes with David Edmonds and which has been downloaded over 28 million times, and has formed the basis of three books Philosophy Bites, Philosophy Bites Back, and Philosophy Bites Again (all published by OUP). He is also the co-producer of the Social Science Bites podcast and co-edited the book Big Ideas in Social Science (SAGE) that was based on this series. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University and Lecturer in Philosophy at Nottingham University. He regularly teaches courses on aesthetics at Tate Modern. On Twitter, as @philosophybites, he has featured in both the Indendent and Sunday Times lists of top 100 twitterati. Nigel is also a frequent contributor to BBC radio programmes (he has appeared on The Philosopher's ArmsStart the Week, the Today Programme, Woman's Hour, You and Yours, and also presented episodes of The Archive Hour and Something in the Water.

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2009

OUP

This Very Short Introduction is a thought-provoking, accessible, and up-to-date examination of the liberal assumption that free speech is worth preserving at any cost.

2012

Yale University Press

In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton takes us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy.

2007

Routledge

This book may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

2006

Routledge

Offering twenty-seven guidebooks for the price of one, this is the most comprehensive introduction to philosophers and their texts currently available.

2006

Routledge

This book offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice they need to dramatically improve their skills and their grades.

2005

Routledge

The life of an Architect.

2004

Routledge

Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics.

2004

Routledge

Now in its fourth edition, Nigel Warburton's best-selling book gently eases the reader into the world of philosophy.

2004

Routledge

A compact and straightforward guide to the skills needed to study philosophy, aimed at anyone coming to the subject for the first time or just looking to improve their performance.

2002

Routledge

Essential reading for anyone interested in art, philosophy or those who simply like looking at and thinking about pictures.

2000

Routledge

An Introduction with Readings