Kieran Setiya

Philosopher

Kieran Setiya teaches philosophy at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind.
He’s the author of Practical Knowledge, Reasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong.

His new book, Life is Hard, is out from Riverhead Books (US) and Hutchinson Heinemann (UK). Combining philosophy with personal essay, the book has chapters on infirmity, loneliness, grief, failure, injustice, absurdity – and hope. It has been reviewed by the Economist, The York Times, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian, and was selected as one of the New Yorker‘s Best Books of 2022. Excerpts in the Atlantic, LitHub, BBC Future, Big Think, and the Guardian.

His last book was Midlife: A Philosophical Guide. It is available in bookstores and can be ordered online. My work on midlife has been featured in Aeon, Hi-Phi Nation, Five Books, and the New York Times. He has also written about baseball and philosophy, H. P. Lovecraft, stand-up comedy, and the meaning of life.

Kieran Setiya teaches philosophy at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind.
He’s the author of Practical Knowledge, Reasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong.

His new book, Life is Hard, is out from Riverhead Books (US) and Hutchinson Heinemann (UK). Combining philosophy with personal essay, the book has chapters on infirmity, loneliness, grief, failure, injustice, absurdity – and hope. It has been reviewed by the Economist, The York Times, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian, and was selected as one of the New Yorker‘s Best Books of 2022. Excerpts in the Atlantic, LitHub, BBC Future, Big Think, and the Guardian.

His last book was Midlife: A Philosophical Guide. It is available in bookstores and can be ordered online. My work on midlife has been featured in Aeon, Hi-Phi Nation, Five Books, and the New York Times. He has also written about baseball and philosophy, H. P. Lovecraft, stand-up comedy, and the meaning of life.

Website
www.ksetiya.net
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