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UK Fellow, Philosophy, elected in 2004

Professor Peter Simons FBA

Philosophy Central Europe Austria Germany Metaphysics History of Philosophy Logic Philosophy of Language USA, Canada and/or Mexico East Africa Eastern Europe including Russia Poland Northern Europe Scandinavia including Finland Southern Europe Italy Western Europe Ireland France Netherlands Belgium Portugal Switzerland East Asia China, Hong Kong, Japan
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About this Fellow

Studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Manchester. Taught Philosophy at the University of Bolton (1977-80), University of Salzburg (1980-1995), University of Leeds (1995-2009) and Trinity College Dublin (2009-2016). Specialist in metaphysics and the history of Austrian and Polish philosophy. Working on a collection of essays on Austrian philosophy and a monograph on the metaphysics of quantities.



Current post

  • Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Bolton Institute of Technology, 1977 - 1980
  • Lecturer, Universitaetsdozent in Philosophy, University of Salzburg, 1980 - 1995
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1995 - 2009
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, University of Leeds, 1995
  • Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, 2009
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, University of Leeds, 1995
  • , Other Institutions, 1977 - 1980

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2010 - 2013


Truth-Makers Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 1984


Parts: a Study in Ontology 1987


Philosophy and Logic in Central Europe from Bolzano to Tarski 1992


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