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UK Fellow, Philosophy, elected in 1984

Professor Timothy Smiley FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1980 - 1998

British Academy Appointments

  • Secretary for Postgraduate Studies, 1992 - 1995


Philosophical dialogues: Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein _PBA_ 1995


Philosophical logic (_PBA_ 95, 1998)


What is syllogism? J Philosophical Logic 1973


Multiple-conclusion logic 1978


Mathematics and necessity: essays in the history of philosophy (_PBA_ 103, 2000)


Rejection Analysis 1996


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