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Samuel Kimbriel

Founding Director, Philosophy & Society Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Samuel Kimbriel is founding director of the Aspen Institute’s Philosophy & Society Initiative, which seeks to reignite a national tradition of public philosophy, enabling us to grapple with the most pressing issues of societal purpose. A philosopher and writer, Kimbriel is part of an emerging generation of philosophers rethinking basic questions of individuality, identity and community. He has been a research fellow at the University of Nottingham Centre of Theology and Philosophy. Kimbriel is the author of “Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation” and an editor at large for “Wisdom of Crowds.” He writes about solidarity, ideology, democracy, power and trust for outlets including The Washington Post and the BBC.

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