Ray Monk is a British philosopher. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he has taught since 1992.
He won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the 1991 Duff Cooper Prize for Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. His interests lie in the philosophy of mathematics, the history of analytic philosophy, and philosophical aspects of biographical writing. He has recently published a biography of Robert Oppenheimer.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. London: Vintage, 1991.
- Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude 1872–1921. London: Vintage, 1996.
- Russell. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
- Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness 1921–1970. London: Vintage, 2001.
- How to Read Wittgenstein. London: Granta, 2005.
- Inside the Centre: the Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. London: Jonathan Cape, 2012