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  1. Angela Blackburn (1990). Philosophy Publishing in the Post-War Period. Cogito 4 (1):55-60.score: 240.0
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  2. Simon Blackburn (2008). Interview - Simon Blackburn. The Philosophers' Magazine 40 (40):38-39.score: 210.0
    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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  3. T. Baldwin, F. Jackson, S. Svavarsdottir & S. Blackburn (2001). BLACKBURN, S.-Ruling Passions. Philosophical Books 42 (1):1-32.score: 180.0
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  4. Patrick Blackburn & Maarten Marx Hybrid Logic (2001). Characterization, Interpolation and Complexity, by Carlos Areces, Patrick Blackburn and Maarten Marx. Journal of Symbolic Logic 66 (3):977-1010.score: 180.0
     
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  5. Simon Blackburn (1993). Essays in Quasi-Realism. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    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 (...)
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  6. Simon Blackburn (1998/2000). Ruling Passions. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    Simon Blackburn puts forward a compelling and original philosophy of human motivation and morality. Why do we behave as we do? Can we improve? Is our ethics at war with our passions, or is it an upshot of those passions? Blackburn seeks the answers to such questions in an exploration of the nature of moral emotions and the structures of human motivation. He develops a naturalistic ethics, which integrates our understanding of ethics with the rest of our understanding (...)
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  7. Simon Blackburn (1999). Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    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 (...)
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  8. Simon Blackburn (2008). Swinburne on Religion and Ethics. Think 7 (20):17-21.score: 60.0
    Simon Blackburn responds to the preceding article by Richard Swinburne.
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  9. Simon Blackburn (2001/2003). Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    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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  10. Simon Blackburn (1973). Reason and Prediction. London,Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    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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  11. Simon Blackburn (2002). Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics. OUP Oxford.score: 60.0
    It is not only in our dark hours that scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism dog ethics. Whether it is a matter of giving to charity, or sticking to duty, or insisting on our rights, we can be confused, or be paralysed by the fear that our principles are groundless. Many are afraid that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. Simon Blackburn, author of (...)
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  12. Simon Blackburn (2005). Truth: A Guide. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    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 (...)
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  13. Simon Blackburn (2004). Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins. OUP USA.score: 60.0
    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." (...), author of such popular philosophy books as Think and Being Good, here offers a sharp-edged probe into the heart of lust, blending together insight from some of the world's greatest thinkers on sex, human nature, and our common cultural foibles. Blackburn takes a wide ranging, historical approach, discussing lust as viewed by Aristophanes and Plato, lust in the light of the Stoic mistrust of emotion, and the Christian fear of the flesh that catapulted lust to the level of deadly sin. He describes how philosophical pessimists like Schopenhauer and Sartre contributed to our thinking about lust and explores the false starts in understanding lust represented by Freud, Kinsey, and modern "evolutionary psychology." But most important, Blackburn reminds us that lust is also life-affirming, invigorating, fun. He points to the work of David Hume (Blackburn's favorite philosopher) who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also "a joy of the mind." Written by one of the most eminent living philosophers, attractively illustrated and colourfully packaged, Lust is a book that anyone would lust over. (shrink)
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  14. Carlos Areces, Patrick Blackburn, Antonia Huertas & María Manzano (2012). Hybrid Type Theory: A Quartet in Four Movements. Principia 15 (2):225.score: 60.0
    Este artigo canta uma canção — uma canção criada ao unir o trabalho de quatro grandes nomes na história da lógica: Hans Reichenbach, Arthur Prior, Richard Montague, e Leon Henkin. Embora a obra dos primeiros três desses autores tenha sido previamente combinada, acrescentar as ideias de Leon Henkin é o acréscimo requerido para fazer com que essa combinação funcione no nível lógico. Mas o presente trabalho não se concentra nas tecnicalidades subjacentes (que podem ser encontradas em Areces, Blackburn, Huertas, (...)
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  15. Simon Blackburn (2006/2007). Plato's Republic: A Biography. Atlantic Monthly Press.score: 60.0
    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 (...)
     
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  16. Simon Blackburn (2001). Being Good: An Introduction to Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
    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 (...)
     
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  17. Angela N. H. Creager (2010). Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA. Annals of Science 67 (2):265-268.score: 36.0
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  18. Varol Akman & Patrick Blackburn (2000). Editorial: Alan Turing and Artificial Intelligence. [REVIEW] Journal of Logic, Language and Information 9 (4):391-395.score: 30.0
    Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, 06533 Ankara, Turkey E-mail: akman@cs.bilkent.edu.tr; http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/?akman..
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  19. Simon Blackburn (1988). How to Be an Ethical Antirealist. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):361-375.score: 30.0
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  20. Simon W. Blackburn (1984). The Individual Strikes Back. Synthese 58 (March):281-302.score: 30.0
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  21. Simon Blackburn (1985). Errors and the Phenomenology of Value. In Ted Honderich (ed.), Morality and Objectivity. Routledge & Kegan Paul.score: 30.0
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  22. Simon W. Blackburn (1990). Filling in Space. Analysis 50 (2):62-5.score: 30.0
  23. Simon Blackburn, Human Reasons.score: 30.0
    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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  24. Simon Blackburn (1999). Is Objective Moral Justification Possible on a Quasi-Realist Foundation? Inquiry 42 (2):213 – 227.score: 30.0
    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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  25. Simon Blackburn (2009). Truth and A Priori Possibility: Egan's Charge Against Quasi-Realism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):201-213.score: 30.0
    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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  26. Simon Blackburn (1984). Spreading the Word. Clarendon Press.score: 30.0
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the major philosophical theories attempting to explain the workings of language.
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  27. Simon Blackburn (2011). TPM Essay. The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (52):34-42.score: 30.0
    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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  28. Simon Blackburn (2010). The Majesty of Reason. Philosophy 85 (1):5-27.score: 30.0
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  29. Simon Blackburn (1990). Hume and Thick Connexions. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50:237-250.score: 30.0
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  30. 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.score: 30.0
    (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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  31. Simon Blackburn (1998). Wittgenstein, Wright, Rorty and Minimalism. Mind 107 (425):157-181.score: 30.0
  32. Simon Blackburn (2002). Realism: Deconstructing the Debate. Ratio 15 (2):111–133.score: 30.0
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  33. Simon Blackburn, Conference Paper on Representation and Pragmatism.score: 30.0
  34. Simon Blackburn, Social and Individual Expression.score: 30.0
    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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  35. Simon Blackburn (1998). Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1):195-198.score: 30.0
  36. Simon Blackburn (2005). Success Semantics. In Hallvard Lillehammer & D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey's Legacy. Oup Oxford.score: 30.0
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  37. Simon Blackburn & Alan Code (1978). The Power of Russell's Criticism of Frege: 'On Denoting' Pp. 48-50. Analysis 38 (2):65 - 77.score: 30.0
    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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  38. Simon Blackburn (1988). Attitudes and Contents. Ethics 98 (3):501-517.score: 30.0
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  39. Simon Blackburn, Religion and Respect.score: 30.0
    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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  40. Simon Blackburn (1998). Symposium: Realism and Truth. Wittgenstein, Wright, Rorty, Minimalism. Mind 107 (425):157-181.score: 30.0
  41. Simon W. Blackburn (1991). Losing Your Mind: Physics, Identity, and Folk Burglar Prevention. In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. 196.score: 30.0
  42. Simon Blackburn (2001). Normativity à la Mode. Journal of Ethics 5 (2):139-153.score: 30.0
    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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  43. Simon Blackburn & Keith Simmons (eds.) (1999). Truth. Oxford University Press.score: 30.0
    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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  44. Simon Blackburn (1995). Practical Tortoise Raising. Mind 104 (416):695-711.score: 30.0
    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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  45. Simon Blackburn (2010). The Steps From Doing to Saying. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (1):1-13.score: 30.0
    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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  46. Simon Blackburn (2002). Précis of Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):122–135.score: 30.0
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  47. Simon Blackburn (2006). Julius Caesar and George Berkeley Play Leapfrog. In Cynthia Macdonald & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Mcdowell and His Critics. Blackwell Pub.. 6--203.score: 30.0
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  48. Patrick Blackburn, Johan van Benthem & Frank Wolter (eds.) (2007). Handbook of Modal Logic. Elsevier.score: 30.0
    The Handbook of Modal Logic contains 20 articles, which collectively introduce contemporary modal logic, survey current research, and indicate the way in which the field is developing. The articles survey the field from a wide variety of perspectives: the underling theory is explored in depth, modern computational approaches are treated, and six major applications areas of modal logic (in Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Game Theory, and Philosophy) are surveyed. The book contains both well-written expository articles, suitable for beginners (...)
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  49. Simon Blackburn & Nicholas L. Sturgeon (1991). Just Causes. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):3-42.score: 30.0
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  50. Simon Blackburn (2010). Practical Tortoise Raising: And Other Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.score: 30.0
    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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