|Born||15 February 1957|
|School||Analytic philosophy, postanalytic philosophy|
|Institutions||University of Southampton|
|Philosophical biography, history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of mathematics, veganism|
Ray Monk Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. He is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he taught in various capacities from 1992 to 2018.(born 15 February 1957) is a British biographer who is renowned for his biographies of
He won the 1990 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the 1991 Duff Cooper Prize for his acclaimed biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. His two-volume biography of Bertrand Russell appeared in 1996 and 2001. His biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer was published in 2012.
- 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; Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center. New York: Doubleday, 2013.
- "Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Sketch of His Life" (chapter in A Companion to Wittgenstein, edited by Hans-Johann Glock and John Hyman. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017)
- "Professor Ray Monk | Philosophy | University of Southampton". www.southampton.ac.uk.
- "An Interview with Ray Monk". Cogito. 6 (2): 57–61. 1 July 1992. doi:10.5840/cogito19926228 – via www.pdcnet.org.
- Ray Monk's announcement of his retirement on Twitter
- "Writers". www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
- "Ray Monk on veganism in the New Statesman". University of Southampton.
- "Ray Monk". Royal Society of Literature.
- Home page
- Philosophy Bites podcast interview with Ray Monk on Philosophy and Biography
- WGBY audio recording of lecture "Philosophy Circa 1905"
- Leading, contemporary biographers Hermione Lee & Ray Monk and director Stephen Frears debate whether all biographies are fiction
- Appearances on C-SPAN