Dr Piers Benn

philosopher, author and lecturer

Dr Piers Benn is a visiting lecturer in philosophy at the University of Roehampton and has recently taught at Heythrop College, University of London and Fordham University London Centre. Previously he held lectureships in philosophy at the universities of Leicester, St Andrews and Leeds, followed by medical ethics at Imperial College London and King’s College London. His many interests include philosophy of religion, ethics and philosophy of psychiatry, with a particular focus on problems raised by sociopathy and addiction.

During the 1990s, he organised seminars for students in Poland and the Czech Republic, in collaboration with host institutions struggling to rebuild education after the communist period. He writes for both academic and wider audiences and has made several appearances on the British media, including Night Waves (Radio 3), The Moral Maze (Radio 4), News Hour (BBC World Service), Channel Four News and Sky News.

He is an author of several publications and his latest book Intellectual Freedom and the Culture Wars was published by Palgrave earlier this year.

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