James Garvey works for the Royal Institute of Philosophy and edits The Philosophers' Magazine. He is the author of a number of books, including The Story of Philosophy (with Jeremy Stangroom) and The Ethics of Climate Change. He has written for the Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, the Huffington Post, the New Statesman, and the Times Higher Education Supplement, does voluntary work for Thames Reach and Crisis, teaches jiu jitsu, and is an enthusiastic cyclist. James was born in California, grew up in West Virginia and he now lives on a canal boat in London, UK.
'A work of engaging pop philosophy and accessible social science
[and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' *
Sunday Times *
'Fierce and timely'. * Daily Mail *
'Garvey doesn't pull any punches.' * New Scientist *
`The author worries, rightly, that in losing the ability to argue and question intelligently we become more susceptible to the subtle and unseen skills of powerful persuaders.' Financial Times