Books by Simon Blackburn

ON TRUTH by Simon Blackburn
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 2, 2018

"A slim volume that offers as much clarity on the topic as one could expect from the often opaque world of philosophy."
A pragmatic primer on a contentious topic. Read full book review >
PLATO’S REPUBLIC by Simon Blackburn
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Rigorous and humble, admiring and dismissive—a clear and accessible introduction to philosophy's first superstar."
Plato's most influential text gets a going-over in the latest addition to Atlantic's Books That Changed the World series. Read full book review >
LUST by Simon Blackburn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2004

"A thoughtfully burnished essay on a titillating topic. (Illustrated)"
Just in time for Valentine's Day: a presentation of lust's better angels. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 6, 2001

"Demanding but highly accessible, and highly rewarding."
A slender but rich meditation on why humans should choose to behave well when the possibilities for doing evil are so abundant. Read full book review >