Simon Blackburn

Professor Simon Blackburn

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, FBA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2015


One of the most influential philosophers of the present time, Blackburn is best known among his peers for his extensive work on the concepts and methods of ethics, and in the philosophy of language. He has also gained a large general audience through his defences of higher education and the humanities and his endeavours to bring philosophy to a wider public. Blackburn is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Foreign Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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