Based in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University, Jules is the author of one previous book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, which was a Times book of the year. With the help of the largest ever humanities grant from the Wellcome Trust, he is now researching the history, philosophy and psychology of ecstasy and ecstatic experiences in modern culture.
Jules teaches workshops and give key-notes on mental resilience, well-being and ethics, which combine ideas from wisdom traditions with insights from modern psychotherapy. Partners include the Escape the City School, Arsenal FC , Saracens rugby club, the Civil Service, HMP Low Moss, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, and Mind.
He has talked about philosophy on BBC 2’s ‘Newsnight’, ‘The Culture Show’, on BBC Radio 3 and 4, RTE-1 and ABC Australia; and is a BBC New Generation Thinker. He’s written for publications including the Financial Times, The Times, the Guardian, the Spectator and WIRED. He also helps to run the London Philosophy Club, which is the biggest philosophy club in the world, with 6,000 members.