Angie Hobbs

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Angela Hunter Hobbs (born 1961, Sussex) is a British philosopher. Hobbs is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, and was previously a Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Classics acquired at New Hall, Cambridge and a PhD in Classical Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. She is a specialist in Platonic ethics and moral psychology concerned with value conflicts, and whether it is possible or desirable to resolve them. Her research interest is in ethics, and her research has focused on Platonic ethics and moral psychology, and their foundations in his metaphysics.She is currently working on a translation of Plato's Symposium with a commentary for Oxford University Press

She is a frequent contributor to radio programmes in the UK, including numerous appearances on the BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time hosted by Melvyn Bragg. Hobbs has also appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves and the BBC World Services' The Forum. Her contributions to this latter programme usually concerns classical thought on a given subject which has interrelated literary and scientific levels: Plato on Love, Parmenides on Time etc.

On October 6, 2009 The University of Warwick announced that they had appointed her to be the first ever UK “Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy”, charged with bringing philosophy to as wide an audience as possible in Britain and beyond.

Ms. Hobbs is also a contributor to the program...
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