Simon Blackburn

1944 - Today

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Simon Blackburn (born 12 July 1944) is an English academic philosopher known for his work in metaethics, where he defends quasi-realism, and in the philosophy of language; more recently, he has gained a large general audience from his efforts to popularise philosophy. He has appeared in multiple episodes of the documentary series Closer to Truth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Blackburn has received more than 234,853 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Simon Blackburn is the 1,141st most popular philosopher (down from 1,058th in 2019), the 4,260th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,307th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Simon Blackburn ranks 1,141 out of 1,081Before him are Volker Zotz, Ryan White, Mary Whiton Calkins, William Ames, Alexander Berzin, and Nick Bostrom. After him are R. C. Sproul, Quentin Meillassoux, Donald Nicol, Mark Fisher, Rambhadracharya, and Bernard Bosanquet.

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Among people born in 1944, Simon Blackburn ranks 518Before him are Kjartan Fløgstad, Dick Durbin, Alexander Berzin, Lorne Michaels, Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, and Miklós Páncsics. After him are Volodymyr Kaplychnyi, Russi Taylor, Emanuel Steward, Chris von Saltza, Annie Famose, and John Sebastian.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Simon Blackburn ranks 4,260 out of 7,765Before him are Topper Headon (1955), Henry Hyndman (1842), John Bercow (1963), Ken Wharton (1916), Alistair Petrie (1970), and Mike Ratledge (1943). After him are Charles Bradlaugh (1833), John Prescott (1938), Leigh Hunt (1784), Michael Kitchen (1948), Robin Dunbar (1947), and Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Simon Blackburn ranks 82Before him are John Gray (1948), W. D. Ross (1877), Michael Ruse (1940), Ralph Cudworth (1617), Walter Burley (1275), and William Ames (1576). After him are Donald Nicol (1923), Mark Fisher (1968), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), C. H. Dodd (1884), Peter Geach (1916), and Susan Haack (1945).