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  1. Simon Blackburn, Conference Paper on Representation and Pragmatism.
  2. S. Blackburn (forthcoming). The Big Questions. Philosophy.
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  3. Simon Blackburn (forthcoming). Contra a teoria ética dos mandamentos divinos. Critica.
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  4. Simon Blackburn (2015). Blessed Are the Peacemakers. Philosophical Studies 172 (4):843-853.
    In this paper I explore the points of similarity and difference that distinguish expressivists such as myself from the position known as Cornell realism. I argue that there are considerable overlaps of doctrine, although these doctrines are arrived at in very different ways. I urge that Cornell realism can only benefit by taking on some of the commitments of expressivism.
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  5. Simon Blackburn (2013). Can Philosophy Exist? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (sup1):83-105.
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  6. Simon Blackburn (2013). Deflationism, Pluralism, Expressivism, Pragmatism. In Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen & Cory D. Wright (eds.), Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates. Oxford University Press. 263.
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  7. Simon Blackburn (2013). Reason and Passion. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  8. S. Blackburn (2012). Some Queries About Theological Ethics. Studies in Christian Ethics 25 (2):199-205.
    In this paper I ask whether either theology or religious practice actually contribute to ethical theory or ethical practice. I rehearse well-known Humean arguments that they do not. I then reflect on the idea from Professor O’Donovan’s paper that it is virtuous for us to entertain hopes for redemption or for fulfilment and suggest that a careful weighing of these words may indicate otherwise.
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  9. Simon Blackburn (2012). A Very Short Essay on Religion. Think 11 (32):33-36.
    My impression is that the fire-breathing atheists about whom we hear so much – the celebrated quartet of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Dan Dennett – think of religious commitments in terms of mistaken or at least hopelessly improbable and therefore irrational ontology. Believers think that something exists, but the overwhelmingly probable truth is that it does not. I may be wrong that this is what they think, but whether they do so or not, I am sure others (...)
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  10. Simon Blackburn (2012). Some Remarks About Minimalism. In Crispin Wright & Annalisa Coliva (eds.), Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes From the Philosophy of Crispin Wright. Oxford University Press.
     
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  11. Simon Blackburn (2011). TPM Essay. The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (52):34-42.
    I think it is a lapse of taste to spend a grown-up life on problems of which people in the office next door, let alone those outside the building, cannot see the point. I rather fear that the so-called semantic or logical problem of vagueness, Professor Williamson’s own showcase example of his compulsory methods, strikes me as like that.
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  12. Simon Blackburn, Andreas Blank, Christopher Bobonich, S. Laws’Plato, Luca Castagnoli & Ancient Self-Refutation (2011). BAFFIONI Carmela (Ed. And Trans.): On Logic: An Arabic Critical. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2):357-359.
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  13. Simon Blackburn, Andreas Blank, Christopher Bobonich, S. ‘Laws’ Plato, Luca Castagnoli & Ancient Self-Refutation (2011). BAFFIONI Carmela (Ed. And Trans.): On Logic: An Arabic Critical. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2):357 - 359.
  14. Marilyn McCord Adams, Louise M. Antony, Andrew Beards, Simon Blackburn, Linda Aw Brakel, Jeffrey Brand-Ballard, Oleg V. Bychkov, Anne Sheppard & David E. Cartwright (2010). Abell, Catharine, and Bantinaki, Katerina (Eds.) Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction, Oxford University Press, 2010. 241pp,£ 40 Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, Continuum, 2010. 344pp,£ 12.99. [REVIEW] Thought 288:65.
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  15. Simon Blackburn (2010). Some Remarks About Value as a Work of Literature. British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (1):85-88.
    Peter Lamarque's splendid and informative book, The Philosphy of Literature , deserves a much fuller response than I can give in this brief note. It is brimful with insights into the nature of literature, and into the debates between philosophers interested in literature, and I cannot imagine anyone failing to learn from it. The question I propose to take up is by no means the most important that Lamarque raises, nor am I even certain that I can add anything useful (...)
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  16. Simon Blackburn (2010). Ethics, Religion, Science. In John Skorupski (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics. Routledge.
     
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  17. Simon Blackburn (2010). Practical Tortoise Raising: And Other Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
    Practical philosophy and ethics -- Practical tortise raising -- Truth, beauty, and goodness -- Dilemmas: dithering, plumping, and grief -- Group minds and expressive harm -- Trust, cooperation, and human psychology -- Must we weep for sentimentalism? -- Through thick and thin -- Perspectives, fictions, errors, play -- The steps from doing to saying -- Success semantics -- Wittgenstein's irrealism -- Circles, finks, smells, and biconditionals -- The absolute conception: Putnam vs. Williams -- Julius Caesar and George Berkeley play leapfrog (...)
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  18. Simon Blackburn (2010). Truth, Beauty and Goodness. In Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Oxford University Press. 5--295.
     
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  19. Simon Blackburn (2010). The Majesty of Reason. Philosophy 85 (1):5-27.
    In this paper I contemplate two phenomena that have impressed theorists concerned with the domain of reasons and of what is now called ‘normativity’. One is the much-discussed ‘externality’ of reasons. According to this, reasons are just there, anyway. They exist whether or not agents take any notice of them. They do not only exist in the light of contingent desires or mere inclinations. They are ‘external’ not ‘internal’. They bear on us, even when through ignorance or wickedness we take (...)
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  20. Simon Blackburn (2010). The Presidential Address: The Steps From Doing to Saying. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110:1 - 13.
    In this paper I consider recent developments in neo-pragmatism, and in particular the degree of convergence between such approaches and those placing greater emphasis on truth and truth-makers. I urge that although a global pragmatism has its merits, it by no means closes the space for a more Wittgensteinian, finer-grained, approach to the diversity of functions served by modal, causal, moral, or other modes of thought.
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  21. Simon Blackburn (2010). The Steps From Doing to Saying. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (1):1-13.
    In this paper I consider recent developments in neo-pragmatism, and in particular the degree of convergence between such approaches and those placing greater emphasis on truth and truth-makers. I urge that although a global pragmatism has its merits, it by no means closes the space for a more Wittgensteinian, finer-grained, approach to the diversity of functions served by modal, causal, moral, or other modes of thought.
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  22. Simon Blackburn (2009). Analysis, Description, and the A Priori? In Ian Ravenscroft (ed.), Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oxford University Press. 23.
  23. Simon Blackburn (2009). Pascal's Wager. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
  24. Simon Blackburn (2009). Truth and A Priori Possibility: Egan's Charge Against Quasi-Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):201-213.
    In this journal Andy Egan argued that, contrary to what I have claimed, quasi-realism is committed to a damaging asymmetry between the way a subject regards himself and the way he regards others. In particular, a subject must believe it to be a priori that if something is one of his stable or fundamental beliefs, then it is true. Whereas he will not hold that this is a priori true of other people. In this paper I rebut Egan's argument, and (...)
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  25. Simon Blackburn (2009). The Landscapes of Pragmatism. Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 28 (3):31-48.
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  26. Simon Blackburn (2008). Exploring Philosophy of Religion.
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  27. Simon Blackburn (2008). How to Read Hume. Granta.
    Simon Blackburn. 1985. Garrett, Don. Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Gaskin, J.C. A. Hume's Philosophy of Religion, 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988. Holden, T.The Architecture ...
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  28. Simon Blackburn (2008). Interview - Simon Blackburn. The Philosophers' Magazine 40 (40):38-39.
    Cambridge professor Simon Blackburn is best known to the general public as the author of several books of popular philosophy such as  ink, Being Good andTruth: a Guide for the Perplexed. Academic philosophers also know him as the author of one of the most important books of contemporary moral philosophy, Ruling Passions, and as a former editor of the leading journal Mind.
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  29. Simon Blackburn (2008). Swinburne on Religion and Ethics. Think 7 (20):17-21.
    Simon Blackburn responds to the preceding article by Richard Swinburne.
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  30. Simon Blackburn (2008). The Absolute Conception : Putnam Vs Williams. In Daniel Callcut (ed.), Reading Bernard Williams. Routledge.
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  31. Simon Blackburn (2008). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Oxford ;Oxford University Press.
    Comprehensive and authoritative the Dictionary of Philosophy contains over 2,500 entries, including biographies of nearly 500 influential philosophers. The dictionary provides wide-ranging and lively coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. This clear and easy to use reference also contains in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day.
     
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  32. Simon Blackburn (2008). Wager. In exploring philosophy of religion.
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  33. Simon Blackburn (2007). Perspectives, Fictions, Errors, Play. In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press. 281--96.
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  34. Simon Blackburn (2007). Escaping the Straitjacket. The Philosophers' Magazine 38 (38):42-43.
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  35. Simon Blackburn (2007). Escaping the Straitjacket. The Philosophers' Magazine 38 (38):42-43.
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  36. Simon Blackburn (2006). Antirealist Expressivism and Quasi-Realism. In David Copp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory. Oxford University Press. 146--162.
     
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  37. Simon Blackburn (2006). Julius Caesar and George Berkeley Play Leapfrog. In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Mcdowell and His Critics. Blackwell Pub.. 6--203.
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  38. Simon Blackburn (2006). Must We Weep for Sentimentalism? In James Lawrence Dreier (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory. Blackwell Pub.. 6--144.
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  39. Simon Blackburn (2006/2007). Plato's Republic: A Biography. Atlantic Monthly Press.
    Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived and The Republic , composed in Athens in about 375 BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city — and the perfect mind — laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. As the distinguished Cambridge professor Simon Blackburn points out, it has probably sustained more commentary, and been subject to more (...)
     
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  40. Simon Blackburn & Neil Sinclair (2006). Comments on Gibbard's "Thinking How to Live". [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (3):699 - 706.
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  41. Donald Ainslie, Julia Annas, Margaret Atherton, Neera Badhwar, Donald Lm Baxter, Martin Bell, Lorraine Besser-Jones, Richard Bett, Simon Blackburn & M. A. Box (2005). Hume Studies Referees, 2004–2005. Hume Studies 31 (2):385-387.
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  42. Simon Blackburn (2005). Desejo e sentido da vida. Critica.
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  43. Simon Blackburn (2005). Paradise Regained. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 79 (1):1-14.
    In this paper I consider some of the vicissitudes that the epistemology of the empirical world has suffered in the last half-century. I cast doubt on some of the ruling metaphors of the area, and on the flight from empiricism and foundationalism that they have assisted. But I also reject attempts to secure a better epistemology that themselves collaborate with the same fundamental mistakes, and in particular that of a spatial conception of the mind.
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  44. Simon Blackburn (2005). Quasi-Realism No Fictionalism. In Mark Eli Kalderon (ed.), Fictionalism in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. 322--338.
  45. Simon Blackburn (2005). Success Semantics. In Hallvard Lillehammer & D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey's Legacy. Oup Oxford.
     
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  46. Simon Blackburn (2005). Truth: A Guide. Oxford University Press.
    The author of the highly popular book Think, which Time magazine hailed as "the one book every smart person should read to understand, and even enjoy, the key questions of philosophy," Simon Blackburn is that rara avis--an eminent thinker who is able to explain philosophy to the general reader. Now Blackburn offers a tour de force exploration of what he calls "the most exciting and engaging issue in the whole of philosophy"--the age-old war over truth. The front lines of this (...)
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  47. Simon Blackburn (2005). The Inaugural Address: Paradise Regained. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79:1 - 14.
    In this paper I consider some of the vicissitudes that the epistemology of the empirical world has suffered in the last half-century. I cast doubt on some of the ruling metaphors of the area, and on the flight from empiricism and foundationalism that they have assisted. But I also reject attempts to secure a better epistemology that themselves collaborate with the same fundamental mistakes, and in particular that of a spatial conception of the mind.
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  48. Simon Blackburn, Miranda Fricker, A. C. Grayling, Anthony O'Hear & Bhikhu Parekh (2005). Whose Morality is It Anyway? The Philosophers' Magazine 30 (30):41-49.
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  49. Simon Blackburn (2004). Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins. Oup Usa.
    Lust, says Simon Blackburn, is furtive, headlong, always sizing up opportunities. It is a trail of clothing in the hallway, the trashy cousin of love. But be that as it may, the aim of this delightful book is to rescue lust "from the denunciations of old men of the deserts, to deliver it from the pallid and envious confessor and the stocks and pillories of the Puritans, to drag it from the category of sin to that of virtue." Blackburn, author (...)
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  50. Simon Blackburn (2004). Professor Scruton, de zin van het leven, en het verlies van betekenis. Nexus 39.
    In een reactie op Scrutons beweringen over de teloorgegane waarden van religie stelt Blackburn dat het heilige ook kan bestaan zonder transcendente onderbouwing. Hij vraagt zich in een filosofische beschouwing af of religieuze gebruiken wel zoveel verschillen van de vele andere voortbrengselen van de menselijke geest.
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  51. Simon Blackburn (2004). Relativism and the Abolition of the Other. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (3):245 – 258.
    In this paper I consider the 'disappearing we' account of Wittgenstein's attitude to other ways of thought or other 'conceptual schemes'. I argue that there is no evidence that Wittgenstein expected the 'we' to disappear, in the manner of Davidson, and that his affinities with relativistic trains of thought in fact go much deeper.
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  52. Simon Blackburn (2004). What's It All About? The Philosophers' Magazine 27:20-21.
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  53. Simon Blackburn (2004). What’s It All About?: Simon Blackburn Asks What Philosophy Is. The Philosophers' Magazine 27:20-21.
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  54. S. Blackburn (2003). Donald Davidson. Critica.
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  55. Simon Blackburn (2003). Fiction and Conviction. Philosophical Papers 32 (3):243-260.
    Abstract In this piece I take issue with Bernard Williams's interpretation of Herodotus as lacking something of our conception of time. I claim that there is nothing so unusual in the interleaving of myth or fiction and history that Williams finds in Herodotus. I also reflect on the difficulty of separating acceptance of truth from acceptance of myth, metaphor, and model, not only in history but also in science.
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  56. Simon Blackburn (2002). Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics. Oup Oxford.
    This is a very short introduction to ethics. It divides into three parts: first, introducing and discussing reasons for skepticism about ethics; second introducing themes of birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom to show how deeply our lives are interwoven with ethics; third, introducing attempts to found ethics, due to Aristotle, Kant, and the contractarian tradition.
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  57. Simon Blackburn (2002). Précis of Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):122–135.
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  58. Simon Blackburn (2002). Replies. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):164–176.
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  59. Simon Blackburn (2002). Realism: Deconstructing the Debate. Ratio 15 (2):111–133.
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  60. Simon Blackburn (2002). Review: Précis of Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):122 - 135.
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  61. Simon Blackburn (2002). Relatively Speaking. Think 1 (2):83.
    Is what's true ultimately relative to your point of view? So that what's true as viewed from over here might be false if viewed from over there? In this article, Simon Blackburn grapples with the suggestion that what's true is ultimately just a matter of perspective.
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  62. David Papineau, Simon Blackburn, A. C. Grayling, Ted Honderich & Richard Norman (2002). The British Difference. The Philosophers' Magazine 18 (18):37-38.
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  63. David Papineau, Simon Blackburn, A. C. Grayling, Ted Honderich & Richard Norman (2002). The British Difference. The Philosophers' Magazine 18:37-38.
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  64. Donald Ainslie, Kate Abramson, Karl Ameriks, Elizabeth Ashford, Martin Bell, Simon Blackburn, Martha Bolton, M. A. Box, Vere Chappell & Rachel Cohan (2001). Hume Studies Referees, 2000-2001. Hume Studies 27 (2):371-372.
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  65. T. Baldwin, F. Jackson, S. Svavarsdottir & S. Blackburn (2001). BLACKBURN, S.-Ruling Passions. Philosophical Books 42 (1):1-32.
     
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  66. S. Blackburn (2001). Para que serve a filosofia? Critica.
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  67. Simon Blackburn (2001). Being Good: An Introduction to Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    From political scandals at the highest levels to inflated repair bills at the local garage, we are seemingly surrounded with unethical behavior, so why should we behave any differently? Why should we go through life anchored down by rules no one else seems to follow? Writing with wit and elegance, Simon Blackburn tackles such questions in this lively look at ethics, highlighting the complications and doubts and troubling issues that spring from the very simple question of how we ought to (...)
     
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  68. Simon Blackburn (2001/2003). Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
    In this clear introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how ...
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  69. Simon Blackburn (2001). Normativity À la Mode. Journal of Ethics 5 (2):139-153.
    This paper sets out to raise questions about the metaphor of the spaceof reasons. It argues that a proper appreciation of Wittgensteinundermines the metaphysical or dualistic way of taking the metaphor thatis supposed to prevent the naturalization of reason.
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  70. Simon Blackburn (2001). Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reason. Philosophical Quarterly 51 (202):110-114.
     
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  71. Simon Blackburn (2001). Reason, Virtue, and Knowledge. In Abrol Fairweather & Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (eds.), Virtue Epistemology: Essays on Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility. Oxford University Press. 15--29.
     
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  72. Keith Lehrer, Communitarianism Individualism, Robert E. Goodin, Consensus Interruptus, Simon Blackburn & Normativity à la Mode (2001). Ancient Greek Ethics. Journal of Ethics 5:423-425.
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  73. Theodor W. Adorno, R. Alexy, James Averill, James Mark Baldwin, Nigel Barley, Richard Bernstein, Simon Blackburn, James Bohman, F. H. Bradley & Robert Brandom (2000). Names Index. In K. R. Stueber & H. H. Kogaler (eds.), Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences. Boulder: Westview Press.
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  74. Simon Blackburn (2000). Critical Notice of Frank Jackson, From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (1):119 – 124.
    (2000). Critical notice of Frank Jackson, from metaphysics to ethics: A defence of conceptual analysis. Australasian Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 119-124. doi: 10.1080/00048400012349401.
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  75. Simon Blackburn (2000). Humanity's Natural Face. Philosophical Explorations 3 (3):282 – 296.
    In my article I summarize a 'Humean' view of deliberation, and in particular deliberation with an ethical aspect. I regard Hume as having paved the way for a 'naturalistic' account of these things, avoiding Kantian fantasies of agency that dominate much current work. Contrary to what is often supposed, the Humean story gives a satisfactory account of dutiful or principled motivations, and a rich account of the ways in which different aspects of character are selected as 'useful or agreeable to (...)
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  76. Simon Blackburn (2000). ** Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition, by Umberto Eco. My Cms.
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  77. Simon Blackburn (2000). Professor Whatever. Disputatio 8:1-12.
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  78. Simon Blackburn (2000). Relativism. In Hugh LaFollette - (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory. Blackwell Publishers. 38--52.
     
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  79. Simon Blackburn (2000). Wahrheit, Realismus und Theorienregulation. In Marcus Willaschek (ed.), Realismus. Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag. 2143--177.
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  80. Simon Blackburn (2000). Jean Hampton, The Authority of Reason:The Authority of Reason. Ethics 110 (3):619-621.
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  81. Simon Blackburn (1999). Is Objective Moral Justification Possible on a Quasi-Realist Foundation? Inquiry 42 (2):213 – 227.
    This essay juxtaposes the position in metaethics defended, expressivism with quasirealistic trimmings, with the ancient problem of relativism. It argues that, perhaps surprisingly, there is less of a problem of normative truth on this approach than on others. Because ethics is not in the business of representing aspects of the world, there is no way to argue for a plurality of moral truths, simply from the existence of a plurality of moral opinions. The essay also argues that other approaches, which (...)
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  82. Simon Blackburn (1999). Mind, Language, and Society. Journal of Philosophy 96 (12):626-629.
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  83. Simon Blackburn (1999). Playing Hume's Hand. In D. Z. Phillips & Timothy Tessin (eds.), Religion and Hume's Legacy. St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division.
     
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  84. Simon Blackburn (1999). Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Here at last is a coherent, unintimidating introduction to the challenging and fascinating landscape of Western philosophy. Written expressly for "anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them," Think provides a sound framework for exploring the most basic themes of philosophy, and for understanding how major philosophers have tackled the questions that have pressed themselves most forcefully on human consciousness. Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, begins by (...)
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  85. Simon Blackburn & Keith Simmons (eds.) (1999). Truth. Oxford University Press.
    This volume is designed to set out some of the central issues in the theory of truth. It draws together, for the first time, the debates between philosophers who favor 'robust' or 'substantive' theories of truth, and those other, 'deflationist' or minimalists, who deny that such theories can be given. The editors provide a substantial introduction, in which they look at how the debates relate to further issues, such as the Liar paradox and formal truth theories.
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  86. Simon Blackburn (1998). ** Como É a Filosofia Analítica Possível? My Cms:3-24.
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  87. Simon Blackburn (1998). Como é a filosofia analitica possivel. Disputatio 4:1-22.
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  88. Simon Blackburn (1998). Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):195-198.
  89. Simon Blackburn (1998/2000). Ruling Passions. Oxford University Press.
  90. Simon Blackburn (1998). Symposium: Realism and Truth. Wittgenstein, Wright, Rorty, Minimalism. Mind 107 (425):157-181.
  91. Simon Blackburn (1998). Symposium: Realism and Truth. Mind 107:425.
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  92. Simon Blackburn (1998). The Last Word. Philosophical Review 107 (4):653-656.
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  93. Simon Blackburn (1998). Wittgenstein, Wright, Rorty and Minimalism. Mind 107 (425):157-181.
  94. Simon Blackburn (1997). Errors and the Phenomology of Value. In Thomas L. Carson & Paul K. Moser (eds.), Morality and the Good Life. Oxford University Press. 324--337.
     
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  95. Simon Blackburn (1997). Has Kant Refuted Parfit? In J. Dancy (ed.), Reading Parfit. Blackwell. 180--201.
     
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  96. Simon Blackburn (1996). Dilemmas: Dithering, Plumping, and Grief. In H. E. Mason (ed.), Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory. Oxford University Press. 127.
     
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  97. Simon Blackburn (1996). Securing the Nots: Moral Epistemology for the Quasi-Realist. In Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Mark Timmons (ed.), Moral Knowledge? New Readings in Moral Epistemology. Oxford University Press. 82--100.
     
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  98. Simon Blackburn (1996). I Rather Think I Am a Darwinian. Philosophy 71 (278):605 - 616.
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  99. B. Gillam, M. Cook & S. Blackburn (1996). Conflict Between Stereo and Perspective in Resolving the Slant of Cyclopean Trapezoids. In Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Perception. Ridgeview. 41-41.
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  100. Simon Blackburn (1995). 16 How to Be an Ethical Antirealist. In Paul K. Moser & J. D. Trout (eds.), Contemporary Materialism: A Reader. Routledge. 357.
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  101. Simon Blackburn (1995). Practical Tortoise Raising. Mind 104 (416):695-711.
    In this paper I am not so much concerned with movements of the mind, as movements of the will. But my question bears a similarity to that of the tortoise. I want to ask whether the will is under the control of fact and reason, combined. I shall try to show that there is always something else, something that is not under the control of fact and reason, which has to be given as a brute extra, if deliberation is ever (...)
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  102. Simon Blackburn (1995). The Flight to Reality. In Rosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence & Warren Quinn (eds.), Virtues and Reasons. Clarendon Press. 35--56.
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  103. Simon Blackburn (1995). Justification, Scepticism, and Nihilism. Utilitas 7 (02):237-.
    Sinnott-Armstrong's paper principally defends our inability to justify, philosophically, normal moral claims. In particular, we cannot justify them against other claims, especially the claim of moral nihilism. Moral nihilism is the doctrine that there are no moral obligations . This thesis ‘does not lie in meta-ethics. It is a universally quantified substantive moral claim’ . Sinnott-Annstrong makes it clear that he does not actually believe this doctrine , but he believes that it is coherent, and that a variety of strategies (...)
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  104. Simon Blackburn (1994). Enchanting Views. In Peter Clark & Bob Hale (eds.), Reading Putnam. Blackwell. 12--30.
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  105. Simon Blackburn (1994). ¸ Iteclarkhale:Rp.
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  106. Simon Blackburn (1993). Essays in Quasi-Realism. Oxford University Press.
    This volume collects some influential essays in which Simon Blackburn, one of our leading philosophers, explores one of the most profound and fertile of philosophical problems: the way in which our judgments relate to the world. This debate has centered on realism, or the view that what we say is validated by the way things stand in the world, and a variety of oppositions to it. Prominent among the latter are expressive and projective theories, but also a relaxed pluralism that (...)
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  107. Simon Blackburn (1993). Gibbard on Normative Logic. Philosophical Issues 4 (4):60-66.
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  108. Simon Blackburn (1993). Hume on the Mezzanine Level. Hume Studies 19 (2):273-288.
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  109. Simon Blackburn (1993). Morals and Modals. In Essays in Quasi-Realism. Oxford University Press.
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  110. Simon Blackburn (1993). Untitled. [REVIEW] Ethics 103:588-590.
     
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  111. Simon Blackburn (1993). Wittgenstein and Minimalism. In B. Garrett & K. Mulligan (eds.), Themes From Wittgenstein. Anu Working Papers in Philosophy 4. 1--14.
     
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  112. Simon Blackburn (1993). Book Review:Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy. Paul Johnston. [REVIEW] Ethics 103 (3):588-.
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  113. Simon Blackburn (1992). Review: Wise Feelings, Apt Reading. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (2):342 - 356.
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  114. Simon Blackburn (1992). Wise Feelings, Apt Reading:Wise Choices, Apt Feelings. Allan Gibbard. Ethics 102 (2):342-.
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  115. Allan Gibbard & Simon Blackburn (1992). Morality and Thick Concepts. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 66:267 - 299.
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  116. Simon Blackburn (1991). Just Causes. Philosophical Studies 61 (1/2):3 - 17.
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  117. Simon Blackburn (1991). Reply to Sturgeon. Philosophical Studies 61 (1/2):39 - 42.
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  118. Simon Blackburn (1991). Valedictory. Mind 100 (1):1-s-1.
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  119. Simon Blackburn, R. M. Sainsbury & Mind Association (1991). Mind and Content. Oxford University Press for the Mind Association.
     
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  120. Simon Blackburn & Nicholas L. Sturgeon (1991). Just Causes. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):3-42.
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  121. Simon Blackburn (1990). Hume and Thick Connexions. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50:237-250.
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  122. Simon Blackburn (1990). InteLex Corporation, "Past Masters: Locke, Berkeley and Hume". [REVIEW] Mind 99:489.
  123. Simon Blackburn (1989). Manifesting Realism. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):29-47.
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  124. Simon Blackburn (1988). Attitudes and Contents. Ethics 98 (3):501-517.
  125. Simon Blackburn (1988). How to Be an Ethical Antirealist. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):361-375.
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  126. Simon Blackburn (1987). What is Truth? Cogito 1 (3):11-13.
  127. S. Blackburn (1986). Thought Without Representation II; What About Me? Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 60:153-66.
     
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  128. Simon Blackburn (1986). How Can We Tell Whether a Commitment has a Truth Condition. In Charles Travis (ed.), Meaning and Interpretation. B. Blackwell. 201--232.
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  129. Simon Blackburn (1986). Invited Introduction: Finding Psychology. Philosophical Quarterly 36 (143):111-122.
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  130. Simon Blackburn (1986). Making Ends Meet. Philosophical Books 27 (4):193-203.
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  131. Simon Blackburn (1986). Postawy i sądy. Etyka 22.
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  132. Simon Blackburn (1986). Spreading the world. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (3):385-387.
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  133. Simon Blackburn (1985). Errors and the Phenomenology of Value. In Ted Honderich (ed.), Morality and Objectivity. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
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  134. Simon Blackburn (1985). How is Meaning Possible?— II Reply to Professor Tennant. Philosophical Books 26 (3):129-132.
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  135. Simon Blackburn (1984). Spreading the Word. Clarendon Press.
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the major philosophical theories attempting to explain the workings of language.
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  136. Simon Blackburn (1984). Spreading the Word Groundings in the Philosophy of Language /by Simon Blackburn. --. --. Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, C1984.
     
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  137. Simon Blackburn (1984). Change of Editor. Mind 93 (372):640-a-640.
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  138. Simon Blackburn (1982). Alasdair Maclntyre: After Virtue. Philosophical Investigations 5 (2):146-153.
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  139. Simon Blackburn (1981). Rational Animal? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (3):331.
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  140. Simon Blackburn (1981). Reply : Rule-Following and Moral Realism. In S. Holtzman & Christopher M. Leich (eds.), Wittgenstein: To Follow a Rule. Routledge. 163--87.
     
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  141. Simon Blackburn (1980). Opinions and Chances. In D. H. Mellor (ed.), Prospects for Pragmatism. Cambridge University Press. 175--96.
     
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  142. Simon Blackburn (1980). Philosophical Logic.
     
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  143. Simon Blackburn (1980). Review. [REVIEW] Synthese 44 (1):149-159.
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  144. Simon Blackburn (1980). Truth, Realism, and the Regulation of Theory. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 5 (1):353-372.
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  145. Simon Blackburn (1979). ANALYSIS Competition PROBLEM NO. 18. Analysis 39 (2):65.
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  146. Simon Blackburn & Alan Code (1979). Geach Again. Analysis 39 (3):160 -.
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  147. Simon Blackburn & Jane Heal (1979). Thought and Things. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 53:23 - 59.
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  148. Simon Blackburn (1978). The Power of Russell's Criticism of Frege. Analysis 38 (2):65.
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  149. Simon Blackburn & Alan Code (1978). Reply to Geach. Analysis 38 (4):206 - 207.
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  150. Simon Blackburn & Alan Code (1978). Reply to Geach's Russell on Denoting. Analysis 38.
    Professor geach's article criticized our earlier "analysis" paper on pages 48-50 of "on denoting." he took us to have offered an account of russell's earlier use of the expression "denoting phrase" which he regarded as inadequate. But we had not done so: we were interested solely in the denoting phrases which are perplexing russell on those pages, And we repeat our view that the problem which russell had found arises as much for frege's theory of reference as for russell's own (...)
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  151. Simon Blackburn & Alan Code (1978). The Power of Russell's Criticism of Frege: 'On Denoting' Pp. 48-50. Analysis 38 (2):65 - 77.
    The paper analyzes the famous passage in "on denoting" where russell appears to be attacking frege's theory of the sense and reference of proper names. We argue that russell's attack has been misinterpreted and unjustly condemned. The strategy is to show what difficulties do genuinely face a two-Part theory, And then to show that it is quite easy to interpret russell as having perceived them.
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  152. P. F. Strawson & Simon Blackburn (1977). Meaning, Reference and Necessity. Philosophical Quarterly 27 (108):265.
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  153. Simon Blackburn (1976). HACKING, IAN "The Emergence of Probability". [REVIEW] Philosophy 51:476.
     
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  154. Simon Blackburn (1976). No Title Available: New Books. [REVIEW] Philosophy 51 (198):476-480.
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  155. Simon Blackburn (1976). Review: Mind and Language. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):354 - 362.
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  156. Simon Blackburn (1976). S. GUTTENPLAN : "Mind and Language". Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):(1976:Oct.).
     
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  157. Simon Blackburn (1976). The Emergence of Probability By Ian Hacking Cambridge University Press, 1975, 209 Pp., £5.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy 51 (198):476-.
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  158. S. Blackburn (1975). SWINBURNE, R. "An Introduction to Confirmation Theory". [REVIEW] Mind 84:146.
     
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  159. Simon Blackburn (ed.) (1975). Meaning, Reference, and Necessity: New Studies in Semantics. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  160. Simon Blackburn (1973). Reason and Prediction. London,Cambridge University Press.
    An original study of the philosophical problems associated with inductive reasoning. Like most of the main questions in epistemology, the classical problem of induction arises from doubts about a mode of inference used to justify some of our most familiar and pervasive beliefs. The experience of each individual is limited and fragmentary, yet the scope of our beliefs is much wider; and it is the relation between belief and experience, in particular the belief that the future will in some respects (...)
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  161. Simon Blackburn (1972). Searle on Descriptions. Mind 81 (323):409-414.
  162. Simon Blackburn (1971). COHEN, L. J. "The Implications of Induction". [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22:202.
     
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  163. Simon Blackburn (1971). Moral Realism. In John Casey (ed.), Morality and Moral Reasoning. Methuen.
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  164. Simon Blackburn (1971). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (2):371-373.
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  165. S. Blackburn (1970). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (4):371-373.
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  166. S. Blackburn (1969). Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (4):371-373.
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  167. Simon Blackburn (1969). Goodman's Paradox. In Peter Achinstein (ed.), Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, Published by Basil Blackwell with the Cooperation of the University of Pittsburg. 128--42.
     
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  168. Simon Blackburn (1969). The Problem of Induction Dissertation Submitted for the Ph.D. Degree. [S.N.].
     
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  169. Simon Blackburn, Social and Individual Expression.
    The idea behind expressivism as a philosophy of ethics faces a number of different challenges, and has a number of different choices to make as it tries to meet them. Perhaps the first is to specify what is the primitive of the theory, which will be something that is expressed, and is usually identified as a state of mind. Later in this paper, I shall suggest caution about this, but for the moment we can go along with it. Emotion was (...)
     
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  170. Simon Blackburn, Human Reasons.
    In this paper I contemplate two phenomena that have impressed theorists concerned with the domain of reasons and of normativity. One is the much-discussed ‘externality’ of reasons. Reasons are just there, anyway. They exist whether or not agents take any notice of them. They do not only exist in the light of contingent desires or mere inclinations. They are ‘external’ not ‘internal’. They bear on us, even when through ignorance or wickedness we take no notice of them. They thus very (...)
     
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  171. Simon Blackburn, Religion and Respect.
    Some years ago, without realizing what it might mean, I accepted a dinner invitation from a Jewish colleague for dinner on Friday night. I should say that my colleague had never appeared particularly orthodox, and he would have known that I am an atheist. However, in the course of the meal, some kind of observance was put in train, and it turned out I was expected to play along—put on a hat, or some such. I demurred, saying that I felt (...)
     
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  172. Simon Blackburn, Liberalism, Religion, and the Sources of Value.
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 2004, given by Simon Blackburn, a British philosopher.
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  173. Simon Blackburn, A Short Note on Reasons.
    Reasons have recently occupied the centre of the theory of value. Some writers, such as Tim Scanlonthink that they are not only central, but exhaust the topic, since everything important that we want to say about the good or the valuable, or the obligatory and the required, can be phrased in terms of reason. An action is good to perform if the reasons in favour of performing it are stronger than those in favour of doing anything else or doing nothing. (...)
     
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