Simon Blackburn was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Until recently he was Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from 1969 to 1990 he was a Fellow and Tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford.
He is Visiting Professor at the New College of the Humanities.
His books include: Spreading the Word (1984), Essay in Quasi-Realism (1993), The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994), Ruling Passions (1998), Truth (co-edited with Keith Simmons, 1999), Think (1999), Being Good (2001), Lust (2004). He edited the journal Mind from 1984 to 1990.