Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam
Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge
Simon Blackburn studied Moral Sciences at Clifton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and then Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. Between 1990 and 2001 Blackburn was the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Melbourne and of British Columbia, at Oberlin College, Princeton University, Ohio State University and at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and was for ten years Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra. From 1984 until 1990 he edited the journal Mind. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. Along with numerous essays he has authored the following books: Reason and Prediction (1973); Spreading the Word (1984); Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993); The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994); Ruling Passions (1998); Think (1999); Being Good (2001); Lust (2004); Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed (2005); Plato’s Republic (2006); and most recently How to read Hume (2008).