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Roman Krznaric
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Roman Krznaric

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Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, Roman studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. He went on to found the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library, and was also a founding faculty member of The School of Life. He is currently a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.

Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. An acclaimed public speaker, his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California.

Books by Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor

One of Britain’s most popular intellectuals and bestselling author explains the importance of long-term thinking

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Carpe Diem Regained

The first ever cultural biography of carpe diem and a call to seize back the true meaning of ‘seize the day’.

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Empathy

A practical, philosophical guide to living with empathy by one of the UK's leading thinkers

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