Robert Rowland Smith

Lecturer, columnist, author of Breakfast with Socrates

Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and now lectures at the London Graduate School and as a columnist for The Sunday Times. His books include Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy of Everyday Life.

Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and now lectures at the London Graduate School and as a columnist for The Sunday Times. His books include Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy of Everyday Life.

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Post-Truth and Postmodernism

Is truth just a construct?

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The Strangeness of Things

Are things a necessary foundation of reality?

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The Limits of My World

Was philosophy's linguistic turn a mistake?

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The Story of Romance

Do we need a new narrative for love?

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Love, Life and Being Free

Do we need lifelong love to be happy?

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A Fairytale Romance

Do we need relationships to thrive?

Robert Rowland Smith, Deborah Cameron

Thinking Differently

Language, gender and sexuality

Catherine Hakim, Dinesh Bhugra, Robert Rowland Smith, Steve Fuller

Desire, Dreams and Happiness

Can we ever arrive?

Barry C. Smith, Don Cupitt, Robert Rowland Smith, Angie Hobbs, Simon Armitage

Blinded by the Light

Metaphors of truth and reality

Robert Rowland Smith, Mark Rowlands, Hannah Dawson, Simon Saunders

Thinking the Unthinkable

The limits of thought

Steve Fuller, Robert Rowland Smith, Peter Hacker, Steven Rose

The Edge of Reason

Beyond the limits of rationality

Roger Penrose, Robert Rowland Smith, Joanna Kavenna, Hilary Lawson

Beyond Reality

What are the limits of our understanding?

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Beyond Truth and Falsehood

What is real?

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Paradise City

Can we build better metropoles?

Barry C. Smith, John Naish, Joanna Kavenna, Harriet Lamb, Robert Rowland Smith

The Famine and the Feast

Why are we obsessed with food scarcity?

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The good, the bad, and the ignored

The fantasy of agency

Daphna Joel, Stuart Ritchie, Robert Rowland Smith, Barry Barnes

The Rise and Fall of Sex

Is biological sex an illusion?

Timothy Williamson, David D. Friedman, Maria Baghramian, Robert Rowland Smith

Moral truths and moral tyrannies

Can we claim there exists a universal moral code?