Geoffrey Klempner:  Brief CV

Geoffrey Klempner



1972—76 Ist Class BA Honours Philosophy Birkbeck College, University of London
President of the Birkbeck Philosophy Society 1974—75
Joad Prize for outstanding performance in Finals
1976—82 B.Phil and D.Phil Philosophy at University College, Oxford
Thesis The Metaphysics of Meaning
Thesis supervisor: John McDowell
Examiners: P.F. Strawson, Paul Snowdon
1982—88 Research in Ethics and Metaphysics (published as Naive Metaphysics: a Theory of Subjective and Objective Worlds 1994)
1988—2004 Philosophy tutor for the Workers Educational Association, South Yorkshire District, Sheffield Central Branch
1991—95 Philosophy tutor/ lecturer at Sheffield University and Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
1994 Book Naive Metaphysics: a Theory of Subjective and Objective Worlds (292 pp.)
First published in the Avebury Series in Philosophy
Published on the internet 2001 [download]
1995 Pathways to Philosophy Distance Learning Programme
Official launch date: 11th October 1995
1995—1997 Six Pathways Programs:
  The Possible World Machine (238 pp.)
  Searching for the Soul (172 pp.)
  The First Philosophers (174 pp.)
  Language and the World (180 pp.)
  Reason, Values and Conduct (182 pp.)
  The Ultimate Nature of Things (215 pp.)
1997 Pathways to Philosophy web site
Launched: August 1997
Original URL:

1996—2002 Director of Studies, Philosophical Society of England
1999—Present Moderator of 'Ask a Philosopher'
2001—2012 Editor of Philosophy Pathways  [ISSN 2043-0728]
2002 Founder member of the International Society for Philosophers
2002—Present Director of Studies, International Society for Philosophers
Personal web pages Glass House Philosopher
Wood Paths: Articles 1993–Present
Electronic Philosopher
Metaphysical Journal
Sophist Weblog
Hedgehog Philosopher
Tentative Answers
Glass House Philosopher Etcetera
Zero RAM
YouTube YouTube Channel  [Playlist]

Return of the evil demon
The elephant in the room
Beginning with nothing
The problem of starting point
Philosophical pathways
The world, I and now
Metaphysics of personal identity
Is ultimate reality knowable?
Time travel and the possible world machine
Suffering, possible worlds and the multiverse
Satanism, solipsism, nihilism
Searching for a reason
Metaphysics and ultimate reality
What is truth?
Reality of the past
Reality: the locked corridor
What is death?
Why am I here?
Science Fiction The Possible World Machine  Sci-fi short stories [download]
'The Black Box' in Doing Philosophy Schick and Vaughn Eds. [read]
A Better Ray Gun  Science fiction for deep thinkers [read]

Article: Afterword to Gerrold's The Man Who Folded Himself (2003)
Photography Camera Dreamer
Camera Dreamer Blog
Barratts Photo-Press
Flickr Photostream
GKlempner at Saatchi Art

Article: Metaphysics of the Photograph (2007)
Interviews Jules Evans  Geoffrey Klempner: on taking philosophy beyond academia
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Anonymous  Interview with Geoffrey Klempner (2010)
Media The Washington Post Online, 11th June 2014
A metaphysical inquiry: If Donald Trump retweets a fake Donald Trump quote... does the quote become real? (Caitlin Dewey)

Chartered Management Institute: Insights, 7th January 2015
What use is philosophy to businesspeople?
Recent publication 'Philosophy, Ethics and Dialogue' in the Journal of Dialogue Studies Autumn 2014, Volume 2, Number 2 [download]

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