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David Edmonds is a philosopher and the author of many books, including The Murder of Professor Schlick, Would You Kill the Fat Man? and (with John Eidinow) the international best-seller Wittgenstein’s Poker.  He has also co-written (with Hugh Fraser) a children’s book Undercover Robot. 

He’s a Distinguished Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics . He is an ad hoc columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and he is a former contributing editor to Prospect Magazine.

With Nigel Warburton he produces the popular podcast series Philosophy Bites which has had over 44 million downloads.  He also runs Philososphy247 and presents Social Science Bites.

For three decades he was a multi-award winning presenter/producer at the BBC and the host of The Big Idea.   He remains a regular presenter on BBC Analysis