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September 9th, 2014

Simon Glendinning

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

September 9th, 2014

Simon Glendinning

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Simon Glendinning is Professor of European Philosophy in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and was Director of the Forum until 2018. He realised he could make a career in philosophy when he spent two hours successfully untangling the twisted strings of a stunt kite. Wittgenstein says that ‘philosophy unties knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple, but philosophizing has to be as complicated as the knots it unties’. Simon has a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy from Oxford University and has been exploring knots for a living since 1994. He is still not clear whether philosophy is a complicated education for grown-ups or just a simple occupation for grown-ups who never made it beyond childhood.

Contact: s.glendinning@lse.ac.uk

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Forum for Philosophy

Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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