David Cockburn

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David Cockburn (born 12 October 1949) studied philosophy at St Andrews and Oxford, and has taught at Swansea, the Open University, and, until 2010, has spent over 30 years at the University of Wales, Lampeter,[1] where he teaches courses on the philosophy of mind, Spinoza, Wittgenstein among others. He held a British Academy Readership in 1994–96, during which he wrote Other Times. He also holds a deep interest and involvement in the human rights group Amnesty International.


for a complete list visit Lampeter's website

As author[edit]

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind (Palgrave, 2001)
  • Other Times: Philosophical perspectives on past, present and future (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • Other Human Beings (Macmillan, 1990)
  • Hume (Open University Press, 1983)

As editor[edit]

  • Death and the Meaning of Life (Trivium 27, 1992)
  • Human Beings (Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference, Cambridge University Press, 1991)


  1. ^ "Prof. Cockburn's staff page at Lampeter". Retrieved 2014-02-19.