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I am a philosopher and the author of eighteen books of philosophy, most recently Should We Go Extinct?:  A Philosophical Dilemma for Our Unbearable Times, forthcoming with Crown Publishing.  As one of the original contributors to the New York Times philosophy blog, The Stone, I wrote on meaningfulness in life, friendship, nonviolence, death, fragility, and other topics.


I was also philosophical advisor to the television sit-com The Good Place and advisor to showrunner Mike Schur's book How to Be Perfect.   Currently, I teach at Warren Wilson College.

I am available for talks for universities and public venues on ethics, political philosophy, meaningfulness in life, and other areas of philosophy.  Because of the climate crisis, I do most of my talks online.


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(Photo credit:  Mary Bates, Warren Wilson College)

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