Simon Beard and Michael Plant

Simon Beard and Michael Plant

Simon Beard is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. His research examines the ethical challenges in evaluating existential risks, with a special focus on the ris

Why Philosophers Fail to Influence Public Debate—and How They Can Do Better

Why Philosophers Fail to Influence Public Debate—and How They Can Do Better

We all know that philosophers are expert thinkers but most philosophers, and especially moral philosophers, want to change the world as well. As Plato noted, once one has ascended to the pinnacle of wisdom, or at least successfully defended a PhD thesis, it is hard to resist the temptation to

Simon Beard and Michael Plant
Simon Beard and Michael Plant
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