A. C. Grayling

Philosopher, Author

1949 –


Who is A. C. Grayling?

Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is an English 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. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.

Grayling is the author of about 30 books on philosophy, including The Refutation of Scepticism, The Future of Moral Values, The Meaning of Things, The Good Book, and The God Argument. He is a Trustee of the London Library, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He is a director/contributor at Prospect Magazine. His main academic interests lie in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical logic. He has described himself as "a man of the left" and is associated in Britain with the new atheism movement, and is sometimes described as the 'Fifth Horseman of New Atheism'.


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Apr 3, 1949
Also known as
  • Prof. A.C. Grayling
  • Professor. A.C. Grayling
  • Anthony C. Grayling
  • Anthony Clifford Grayling
  • A.C. Grayling
  • United Kingdom
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
  • University of London International Programmes
  • University of Sussex
  • Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

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