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Welcome to Todd May Philosopher


I am a philosopher and the author of sixteen books of philosophy, most recently A Significant Life, A Fragile Life, and A Decent Life, all with University of Chicago Press.  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 Mike Schur's book How to Be Perfect.  

I have written a bit of poetry.  See below.

I am available for talks at universities and public venues on ethics, political philosophy, meaningfulness in life, and other areas of philosophy.  

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