" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Ziyad Marar was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1966. He lived in the Middle East until the age of 10 before moving to London where he still lives. He has worked as Editorial Director at Sage Publications for the last decade. He holds a BSc in psychology (Exeter University), an MA in the philosophy and psychology of language, and did several years of post-graduate research in this field (London University). His recent book The Happiness Paradox reflects his interest in the way philosophy and psychology can contribute to a better understanding of modern identity. His forth-coming book, Deception, looks at our relationship with the truth, and asks whether it's possible (or even desirable) to live a truly honest life.
first broadcast on 19th September 2008.