Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Nikhil Krishnan is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His writing has appeared in n+1, New Statesman and The Oxonian Review, among others. He is working on a narrative history of analytic philosophy and its critics in 20th-century Britain, provisionally titled Logic Lane.
Thinkers and theories
Is goodness natural?
Philippa Foot was one of a group of brilliant women philosophers who swam against the tide of 20th-century moral thought
History of ideas
How not to be a chucklehead
Saturday mornings with J L Austin in postwar Oxford were a golden time for wordplay, silly jokes and serious philosophy
Stories and literature
Enid Blyton, moral guide
The unfashionable world of Blyton’s school stories still has much to say about what it means to live an ethical life