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Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. Grayling was born and raised in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). After moving to England in his teens, he spent three years at the University of Sussex, but said that although he applauded their intention to educate generalists, he wished to be a scholar, so in addition to his BA from Sussex, he also completed one in philosophy as a University of London external student. He went on to obtain an MA from Sussex, then attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was taught by P. F. Strawson and A. J. Ayer, obtaining his doctorate in 1981. He lectured in philosophy at St Anne's College, Oxford, before taking up a post in 1991 at Birkbeck, University of London, where in 1998 he became reader in philosophy. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible 398 copies, 1 review
The History of Philosophy 239 copies, 2 reviews
Towards The Light 184 copies, 3 reviews
Democracy and Its Crisis 85 copies, 13 reviews
Friendship 72 copies, 1 review
War: An Enquiry 38 copies
Symposium 1 copy
The Republic (Foreword, some editions) 19,330 copies, 123 reviews
A History of Western Philosophy (Introduction, some editions) 6,040 copies, 51 reviews
The Analects (Foreword, some editions) 5,425 copies, 54 reviews
Reflections on the Revolution in France (Introduction, some editions) 2,478 copies, 23 reviews
The Conquest of Happiness (Foreword, some editions) 1,582 copies, 20 reviews
The Art of Always Being Right (Introduction, some editions; Afterword, some editions) 1,094 copies, 15 reviews
Love (Foreword, some editions) 792 copies, 12 reviews
The Atheist's Guide to Christmas (Contributor) 334 copies, 16 reviews
Philosophy Bites Back (Contributor) 51 copies, 1 review
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