Ideas

Sunday, 12 August 2012
Jim Flynn

Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences

An occasional series where prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world.

Ideas for 12 August 2012: Jim Flynn

10:05 Jim Flynn is arguably New Zealand’s foremost moral philosopher. His pioneering work on IQs has changed the way we think about intelligence. Professor Flynn reflects on his life and influences and talks about some of the individuals and thinkers who have shaped his unique outlook on the world – a list which includes such diverse figures as Plato and the American socialist organiser Eugene Debes. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences

Recent books by Jim Flynn include: Are We Getting Smarter (Cambridge University Press); Fate and Philosophy (Awa Press); and  The Torchlight List (Awa Press.)