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Dr Simon May

Visiting Professor
Honorary Research Fellow

Simon May’s monographs include Nietzsche's Ethics and his War on ‘Morality’ (Oxford University Press, 1999) and Love: A History (Yale University Press, 2011), of which translations are being published in Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey, Korea, Portugal and Romania.

He is editor of Nietzsche’s ‘On the Genealogy of Morality’: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2011), to which he contributed a paper entitled ‘Why Nietzsche is still in the morality game’; and co-editor, with Ken Gemes, of Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy (Oxford University Press, 2009), for which he wrote a paper entitled ‘Nihilism and the Free Self’.

Outside academic philosophy he has written Op-Ed articles for newspapers such as The Washington Post and the Financial Times, as well as a book of his own aphorisms, ‘Thinking Aloud: A Collection of Aphorisms’ (Alma Books, 2009), which was named a Financial Times ‘Book of the Year’.

He is currently writing a second volume on the philosophy of love, entitled Love: A New Theory.

His work has been, or is being, translated into eleven languages.