The Hedgehog Review
Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.
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Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow
James Mumford read English as an undergraduate at Oxford and was a Henry Fellow at Yale studying political theory and religion before receiving his DPhil back at Oxford. His dissertation was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 as Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for leading British think-tank The Centre for Social Justice conducting extensive research on the biggest challenges facing the poorest elderly. He has written for The Guardian, Demos Quarterly, The Huffington Post, The Spectator and Standpoint on a variety of issues;...