Quassim Cassam
professor of philosophy, University of Warwick; author, Conspiracy Theories and Vices of the Mind: from the intellectual to the political

Quassim Cassam is professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick. His latest book is Conspiracy Theories (Polity 2019). His five previous books include Vices of the Mind: from the intellectual to the political, which was also published this year.

He was previously Knightbridge professor of philosophy at Cambridge, professor of philosophy at UCL, and a reader in philosophy at Oxford. He writes about conspiracy theories, the self and self-knowledge, intellectual vices, terrorism and extremism.

Apart from his many academic publications, Quassim has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and Aeon. He has also given a controversial and much viewed TEDx talk on conspiracy theories.

Follow Quassim on Twitter: @QCassam


Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Exhibition Hall 1
The rise of conspiracy theorists

Sunday 3 November, 14:00 Exhibition Hall 1
From Shamima Begum to cults: indoctrination and responsibility