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Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Omfatter også følgende navne: Simon Blackburn, Simom Blackburn, Saimons Blekbērns

Værker af Simon Blackburn

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994) 864 eksemplarer
Truth: A Guide (2005) 508 eksemplarer
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2001) 350 eksemplarer
Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins (2004) 293 eksemplarer
Plato's Republic: A Biography (2006) 290 eksemplarer
The Big Questions: Philosophy (2009) 174 eksemplarer
Truth (1999) 78 eksemplarer
Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993) 47 eksemplarer
Philosophers: Their Lives and Works (2019) — Redaktør — 44 eksemplarer
How to Read Hume (2008) 39 eksemplarer
On Truth (2018) 35 eksemplarer
Reason and Prediction (1973) 12 eksemplarer
Truth: Ideas in Profile (2017) 6 eksemplarer
Anatomy Questions for the MRCS (2008) 6 eksemplarer
Mayflower 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects (1957) — Forord, nogle udgaver4,032 eksemplarer
The Big Questions: Physics (1731) — Redaktør — 100 eksemplarer
Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers (2020) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
What Philosophy Is (2004) — Forord — 22 eksemplarer
The Oxford Handbook of Hume (2014) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The New Hume Debate (2000) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer

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1ucaa | 10 andre anmeldelser | Feb 12, 2024 |
A very nice and very brief summary of various philosophical understandings of morality and ethics.

A funny thing though: I was offended and puzzled when I started the book, on page 2, by a comment from the author about a "professional survivor of the nazi concentration camps" that he met on a TV talk show. I don't know quite WTF he meant by that. He might have conceivably only wanted to point out that the man was some sort of professional, as well as being a camp survivor. But why would anyone care? I assume it was really intended as a slur - an accusation that the man had actually made a profession out of being a survivor. If so, I think it was a shockingly rude thing to say. Maybe there's some third explanation that I'm missing? At any rate, I was really on my guard after reading that, but nothing else in the book seemed to me to be rude or bigoted or disrespectful, so I don't know what to make of it...… (mere)
steve02476 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2023 |
I didn't read this word for word, skipped some parts, but not a book that I'll read once and never look at again. I feel like at times you need to read their philosophy to be interested in their life, but it's also helpful to know a little about their life before you try to understand their philosophy. I have way too many of these types of books and not enough. This book doesn't have everyone, only a box for Caums, but Camus is profiled in the writer one.
Ghost_Boy | Aug 25, 2022 |
Some very useful insights, but felt the author could be a little too harsh at times, interpreting Plato too much at face value and from a strictly materialistic point of view, in the manner of Bertrand Russell. There were some mistakes in my view too, such as Blackburn's assertion that Plato proposed a caste system. This would imply that there was no movement within the tripartite system from one class to another, whereas Plato specifically says that bronze or silver-souled parents could give birth to a gold-souled child. Likewise, gold-souled parents could give birth to silver or bronze-souled children. In any case, Blackburn falls too readily for the idea that Plato is putting forward a blueprint for a utopian society, rather than provoking the reader into thinking for himself / herself.… (mere)
dbredford | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2022 |



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