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Dr Edward Skidelsky


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Telephone: 01392 723275


Office Hours for Term 1 2014: Tuesdays 2-3 and Thursdays 4-5.

My original research was on the early twentieth century German philosopher Ernst Cassirer (published in January 2009 with Princeton University Press as Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture) but my interests have since shifted to moral and political philosophy. I have written essays on the ethics of capitalism, the value of happiness and the philosophical importance of the history of ideas. My most recent book, co-written with my father Robert, is called How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life. It came out in the UK with Allen Lane in June 2012 and has been translated into 15 languages worldwide. A following book, The Moral Language of Modernity, has been commissioned by Princeton University Press.

I appear regularly in the press and on radio on subjects including philosophy, religion and intellectual history. Here is a link to a Radio 3 debate between me and Richard Layard on happiness: And here is a video of a talk I gave on "genuine leisure" in London on October 12, 2013: