1 Early life and education 2 Life and views 3 Books 4 References 5 External links
Early life and education
Blackburn was born on 12 July 1944 in Chipping Sodbury, England. He
Being an infidel, that is, just having no faith, I do not have to prove anything. I have no faith in the Loch Ness Monster, but do not go about trying to prove that it does not exist, although there are certainly overwhelming arguments that it does not.
In 2008 The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, which was authored by
Blackburn, was published. He was one of 55 public figures to sign an
open letter published in The Guardian in September 2010, stating their
opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK, and has
argued that "religionists" should have less influence in political
affairs. At the same time, he has also argued, in a televised
debate, against the position of the antitheist author and
Reason and Prediction (1973). ISBN 0-521-08742-2. Spreading the Word (1984) – a text. ISBN 0-19-824650-1. Essays in Quasi-realism (1993). – a defence of quasi-realism as applied to ethicsISBN 0-19-508041-6 and ISBN 0-19-508224-9. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy ( 2015), 3rd ed. – compiled whole-handedly. ISBN 0-19-211694-0. Ruling Passions (1998) A defence of a NeoHumean theory of reasons and moral motivation. ISBN 0-19-824785-0. Truth (1999) (edited with Keith Simmons) – from Oxford Readings in Philosophy series. ISBN 0-19-875250-4. Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy. (1999) ISBN 0-19-210024-6 and ISBN 0-19-969087-1. Being Good (2001) – an introduction to ethics. ISBN 0-19-210052-1.
Reprinted as Ethics: A Very Short Introduction in Oxford University Press' Very Short Introductions series. ISBN 0-19-280442-1.
Lust (2004) – one of an
Oxford University Press
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2015. ^ "Cambridge academics elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences". cam.ac.uk. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2018. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 26 July 2011. ^ a b Philosophy Now's interview with Simon Blackburn, November 2013, accessible here ^ "Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion". The Guardian. London. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. ^ Timothy Havener (27 April 2012). "The Great Debate - Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong? (FULL)". Retrieved 10 February 2018 – via YouTube.
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