Dr Edward Skidelsky
Telephone: 01392 723275
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 institutional theory of art, the intellectual roots of neoconservatism, and the ethics of capitalism. 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 is being translated into thirteen languages worldwide. A following book, The Language of the Virtues, 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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mkbqq