Robert Rowland Smith was for seven years a Prize Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and is a consultant, lecturer and writer on philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis. He has published on philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis, including Derrida and Autobiography and Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art. His book, Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy of Everyday Life, has appeared in translation around the world.
Robert has written for The Independent and The Evening Standard, been profiled in The Sunday Telegraph, Time Out and The Observer, and contributed to books on philosophy for children. As well as broadcasting for BBC Radio and television, he has contributed to the Philosophy Bites podcast series and currently has a column on everyday dilemmas in the Sunday Times Magazine.