Professor A C Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He has written and edited over thirty books on philosophy and other subjects, and has written on non-Western philosophy. For several years he wrote columns for the Guardian newspaper and The Times and was the chairman of the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
If there is any such person in Britain as The Thinking Man, it is A. C. Grayling -- The Times I find the clarity of his thinking so refreshing -- Pam Ferris on The Meaning of Things Five minutes with any passage will have you contemplating all day -- Independent on The Good Book Grayling writes with clarity, elegance and the occasional aphoristic twist -- Daily Telegraph on The Challenge of Things Lucid, informative and admirably accessible -- New Statesman on The God Argument Grayling is particularly good at illuminating the knottiness of moral discourse -- Sunday Times on The Challenge of Things Undeniably thought-provoking -- The Sunday Times on The God Argument He's more historically-minded than Russell, less dogmatic than Dawkins and less in thrall to the charms of his own fluency than Hitchens -- Prospect on The Challenge of Things Grayling has written a masterful and often entertaining chronicle of the epic intellectual journey we humans have taken, in different periods, countries and cultures, to understand ourselves, our world, and how we ought to live. An extraordinary accomplishment that transcends the usual bounds of academic specialization -- Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University