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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oct. 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199548056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199548057
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2.5 x 16 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #907,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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unmissable for its title alone Joy Lo Dico, The Independent

About the Author

Simon Blackburn is currently the Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Melbourne, the University of British Columbia, Oberlin College, Princeton University, Ohio State University, the Universidad Autonomia de Mexico, and was for ten years Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Brilliant essays! Feb. 21 2012
By Soren Wenstop - Published on
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Having read all Simon's book, I expected no less. Possibly the most accute and eloquent philosopher of our time! S. Wenstop
Brilliant Essays Jan. 28 2015
By Max Haward - Published on
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A collection of essays rather than a single sustained argument, but nevertheless a fantastic statement of his mature philosophy. As usual for the man, the writing is a treat.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
not great Oct. 18 2014
By Mark Pressman - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Stick with Blackburn's Think, and his Dictionary of Philosophy. This one collects some of his professional publications. As with most philosophy publications, nothing is really said, If you mean X by Y, then I respond with Z, but no one sticks to a single thesis, or one that matters. Hedging throughout. Nothing ventured.