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Bernard Williams

AKA Bernard Arthur Owen Williams

Born: 21-Sep-1929
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
Died: 10-Jun-2003
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: Multiple myeloma

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Leading moral philosopher

Military service: RAF

Wife: Shirley Brittain-Catlin (Labour MP, m. 1955, div. 1974, one daughter)
Daughter: Rebecca
Mistress: Patricia Law Skinner (extramarital affair)
Wife: Patricia (until his death, two sons)
Son: Jacob
Son: Jonathan

    High School: Chigwell School, Chigwell, Essex
    University: Balliol College, Oxford University (1951)
    Professor: University College London (1959-64)
    Professor: Bedford College, University of London
    Professor: Philosophy, Cambridge University (1967-79)
    Administrator: Provost, King's College London (1979-87)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1988-)
    Professor: Moral Philosophy, Oxford University

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    British Academy
    English National Opera Board of Directors
    Knighthood 1999

Author of books:
Morality: An Introduction to Ethics (1972)
Problems of the Self (1973)
Utilitarianism: For and Against (1973, with J. J. C. Smart)
Descartes: The Project of Pure Inquiry (1978)
Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers, 1973-1980 (1981)
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (1985)
Shame and Necessity (1993)
Making Sense of Humanity (1995)
Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy (2002)
In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument (2005)
Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline (2006)
The Sense of The Past: Essays in the Philosophy Of History (2006)
On Opera (2006)


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