Timothy Smiley

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Timothy John Smiley
Born (1930-11-13) November 13, 1930 (age 85)
Nationality British
Fields Philosophy
Known for logic

Timothy John Smiley FBA (born 13 November 1930) is a British philosopher, appointed Emeritus Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Clare College, Cambridge University.[1]

Smiley was appointed Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge in 1980 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1984.[2]

In recent years, he has collaborated on a number of articles on plural descriptions with Alex Oliver.[3][4]

Most recently, Smiley's professional standing was marked by the publication of The Force of Argument: Essays in Honor of Timothy Smiley (T. J. Smiley, Jonathan Lear and Alex Oliver, Routledge, 2010)[5]

He is the father of the author Sophie Smiley.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]

He has edited and contributed to numerous papers and publications including:

  • Studies in the Philosophy of Logic and Knowledge, (co-edited with Thomas Baldwin.)[6]
  • Mathematics and Necessity: Essays in the History of Philosophy[7]
  • Philosophical Logic[8]
  • Philosophical Dialogues: Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein. Dawes Hicks Lectures on Philosophy[9]
  • Smiley and D. J. Shoesmith are the authors of Multiple-Conclusion Logic (1978) (see multiple-conclusion logic)[10]
  • Smiley and Alex Oliver are the authors of Plural Logic (2013) (see Pleural Logic)[11]


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