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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