A.C. Grayling
#3213 Overall Influence

A.C. Grayling

English philosopher

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A.C. Grayling is Master of New College of the Humanities. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from both the University of London and the University of Sussex. He went on to earn an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Sussex as well. He completed his D.Phil at the University of Oxford five years later.

His research interests have explored philosophical logic, concepts of trust and meaning, cognitive conditions for learning, and the acquisition of empirical knowledge. His writings have added to our understanding of the work of Descartes and Berkeley, the Enlightenment, and the emergence of modern philosophy. Among his works are The History of Philosophy, which is his most recent work, Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge, The Age of Genius, Liberty in the Age of Terror, and The Quarrel of the Age: The Life and Times of William Hazlitt.

Grayling has served as the chief officer of the Aristotelian Society from 1993-2003, fellow of the World Economic Forum, Trustee of the London Library, and as a supporter of Medecins Sans Frontieres, Amnesty International, and Greenpeace. He is the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s representative to the UN Human Rights Council and Vice President of the British Humanist Association. Since 1992, he has been a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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University of Sussex
University of Sussex

University in Brighton and Hove, UK

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Philosophy