" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

A.C. Grayling

Anthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSA is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumary Fellow of St Anne's College. He has written and edited many books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are a biography of William Hazlitt and a collection of essays. For several years he wrote the "Last Word" column for the Guardian newspaper and is a regular reviewer for the Literary Review and the Financial Times. He also often writes for the Observer, Economist, Times Literary Supplement, Independent on Sunday and New Statesman, and is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service. He is the Editor of Online Review London, and Contributing Editor of Prospect magazine. Anthony's latest will be discussing his book Among The Dead Cities, an exploration of the morality of the Allied bombing campaign in WWII.

first broadcast on 17th March 2006.

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Anthony can also be heard contributing to the Carl Sagan Special here.