Curriculum Vitae

1964—69 University College School (UCS)
Hampstead, London
1972—76 Ist Class BA Honours Philosophy Birkbeck College, University of London
President of the Birkbeck Philosophy Society 1974—75
Joad Prize for outstanding performance in Finals
1976—82 B.Phil and D.Phil Philosophy at University College, Oxford
Thesis The Metaphysics of Meaning (Amazon US, Amazon UK)
Thesis supervisor: John McDowell
Examiners: P.F. Strawson, Paul Snowdon
1982—88 Research in Ethics and Metaphysics (published as Naive Metaphysics: a Theory of Subjective and Objective Worlds Ashgate 1994)
1988—2004 Philosophy tutor for the Workers Educational Association, South Yorkshire District, Sheffield Central Branch
1991—95 Philosophy tutor/ lecturer at Sheffield University and Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
1994 Naive Metaphysics: a Theory of Subjective and Objective Worlds (292 pp.)
First published in the Avebury Series in Philosophy, Ashgate
Published on Amazon 2016 (Amazon US, Amazon UK)
1995—2020 Pathways to Philosophy Distance Learning Programme
Official launch date: 11th October 1995
1995—1997 Six Pathways to Philosophy

The Possible World Machine
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Searching for the Soul
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

The First Philosophers
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Language and the World
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reason, Values and Conduct
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

The Ultimate Nature of Things
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)
1997 Pathways to Philosophy web site
Launched: August 1997
Original URL:
1996—2002 Director of Studies, Philosophical Society of England
1999— Moderator of 'Ask a Philosopher'
2001—2019 Chief Editor of Philosophy Pathways ISSN 2043-0728
2002 Founder member of the International Society for Philosophers
2002—2020 Director of Studies, International Society for Philosophers
2003—2019 Chief Editor of Philosophy for Business ISSN 2043-0736
Amazon books The Metaphysics of Meaning
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Naive Metaphysics: a theory of subjective and objective worlds
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Philosophy Q and A
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Ethical Dilemmas: a primer for decision makers
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Philosophizer (Black Edition)
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Philosophizer's Bible
(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

I Might Not Have Existed But Someone Exactly Like Me
Might Have Existed In My Place: the idiotic conundrum

(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

A Better Ray Gun and Other Tales:
twenty sci-fi stories with a philosophical twist

(Amazon US, Amazon UK)

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YouTube videos GVKlempner Channel

Perils of a Dilettante p0I_XrTkNzQ
Is THAT all there is? V5AbtV3ocQc
Embracing the Question: the Philosophizer Trilogy
Living in the Dark
I Am The Walrus and Philosophy
What is a Philosophizer?
Philosophy and Science Fiction
The Ultimate Question
The ideology of materialism
Descartes and the soul
Why am I here? (Revisited)

Philosophizer's Bible
Fool's hope
Starship made of words
Vengeful ghosts
Rubber bands
Punch bag
Stretch that skull skin
On 'writing'
Against God (and gods)
Ring of power
The world and I
Things fall down
Size of the universe
18 Seeing my nose
Locked corridor
Things look funny
Tudor Square
The reckoning
Words have no meaning
Existential Philosophy 10 Butter in the pan
What is 'what is'?
The swimmer
Magic spells
It's all about the wonder
Philosophy for apes
Two tribes
Fairground ride
A new leaf

Metaphysics, life and death
Philosophizer: between Pirsig and Gulliver
Philosophizer know thyself
Metaphysics and contingency
The deep mystery of things
Philosophers and sophists
Return of the evil demon
The elephant in the room
Beginning with nothing
The problem of starting point
Philosophical pathways
The world, I and now
Metaphysics of personal identity
Is ultimate reality knowable?
Time travel and the possible world machine
Suffering, possible worlds and the multiverse
Satanism, solipsism, nihilism
Searching for a reason
Metaphysics and ultimate reality
What is truth?
Reality of the past
Reality: the locked corridor
What is death?
Why am I here?
Interview Jules Evans Geoffrey Klempner: on taking philosophy beyond academia

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News Media The Washington Post Online, 11th June 2014
A metaphysical inquiry: If Donald Trump retweets a fake Donald Trump quote... does the quote become real? (Caitlin Dewey)

Chartered Management Institute: Insights, 7th January 2015
What use is philosophy to businesspeople?
Photography Camera Dreamer
Camera Dreamer Blog
Barratts Photo-Press
Flickr Photostream
GKlempner at Saatchi Art
Article: Metaphysics of the Photograph (2007)
Music 'The Singing Philosophizer' (59 sec. YouTube Video)
Selected Publications 'The Man Who Folded Himself: Afterword'
David Gerrold The Man Who Folded Himself Benbella Books 2003
Philosophy Pathways Issue 41 2002

'Pathways to Philosophy: Seven Years On'
Practical Philosophy Journal for the Society for Philosophy in Practice Vol. 6. No. 1 2003
(download PDF)

'The Business Arena'
Philosophy for Business Issue 5 2004

'Ethics and Advertising'
Jennifer Gunning and Soren Holm Eds. Ethics, Law and Society Vol. 2 Ashgate 2006
(download PDF)

'The Pathways School of Philosophy'
Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers APA Newsletters Vol. 7 No. 1 2007
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'Philosophy in the Business Arena'
Philosophical Practice Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, Vol. 4 No. 1 2009
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'Philosophy, Ethics and Dialogue'
Journal of Dialogue Studies Vol. 2 No. 2 2014
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