Phillip Blond

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Full name: Phillip Blond

Area of interest: economics, politics (esp. Conservative politics), religion

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian, various

Email: phillip.blond@respublica.org.uk

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Website: ResPublica

Blog: Guardian.co / Phillip Blond

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Networks: http://twitter.com/#!/Phillip_Blond | http://twitter.com/#!/res_publica | Facebook page

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Education: Hull University; Warwick Uiversity: Continental philosophy (MA); University of Cambridge: Peterhouse (PhD)

Career: Senior lecturer in theology and philosophy at the University of Cumbria; DEMOS: Director, Progressive Conservatism Project (2009)

  • Profile - Jonathan Derbyshire, New Statesman, 19th February 2009
  • Chris Bowlby Profiles Philip Blond, the theologian who has become an unexpected new influence on Conservative Party policy - BBC Radio 4, 5:40pm Sunday 26th April 2009
  • The red under David Cameron’s bed - Phillip Blond: The radical thinker who has bewitched the Tory high command with his ‘third way’ tells how he could make the Conservatives the party of the poor and mend broken Britain - Camilla Long, 18th October, The Sunday Times

Current position/role: Head (and founder) of ResPublica think tank

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  • Interview: Phillip Blond: The man who wrote Cameron's mood music - A year ago Phillip Blond was a little-known theology lecturer. Now, as the architect of 'Red Toryism', he is one of the Conservative leader's inner circle and has set up his own thinktank. So, what's he thinking? - John Harris, The Guardian, 8th August 2009

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Controversy/Criticism: Tom Clark: The red Tory delusion - These outrider visions suit Cameron very nicely – just don't expect him to put them into action - 23rd July 2009

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Books & Debate:

  • Post-secular philosophy: between philosophy and theology OCLC 36423489, 1998
  • The Absolute and the Arbitrary: Gianni Vatimo on Belief, Review Essay Modern Theology, Volume 18 No 2 April 2002 (5000 words)
  • Prolegomena to an Ethics of the Eye, Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol16.2 Proceedings of the 2002 Ethics and Creation Conference, spring 2003 (7,500 words)
  • The Politics of the Eye: Toward a Theological Materialism, pp 439 - 462 : Theology and the Political The New Debate OCLC 57186406 (Edt by C.Davies, S.Zizek, J. Milbank), Duke University Press, 2005
  • Eyes of Faith OCLC 255958315, 2006
  • The Beatific Vision in St Thomas Aquinas : Encounter between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy: transfiguring the World through the Word OCLC 232256706 (edited by Adrian Pabst and Christoph Schneider), 2008

Latest work: Red Tory, a book on radical conservatism

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