Wiggins, David 1933-

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WIGGINS, David 1933-

PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1933, in London, England; son of Norman (a barrister at law) and Diana (Priestley) Wiggins; married Jennifer Hornsby, 1979. Education: Brasenose College, Oxford, B.A. (with first class honors), 1955, M.A., 1958.

ADDRESSES: Office—University College, Oxford University, Oxford, England.

CAREER: Colonial Office, London, England, assistant principal, 1957-58; Oxford University, Oxford, England, fellow of New College, 1960-67; University of London, Bedford College, professor of philosophy, 1967-80; Oxford University, University College, fellow and praelector in philosophy, beginning 1981. Princeton University, Janie Eliza Proctor visiting fellow, 1958-59, member of visiting faculty, 1980; member of visiting faculty at Stanford University, 1964 and 1965, Harvard University, 1968 and 1972, and All Souls College, Oxford, 1973, 1980; Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, fellow, 1985-86. Member of Independent Commission on Transport, 1973-74; Transport Users' Consultative Committee for the South East, chair, 1977-79.

MEMBER: British Academy (fellow).


Identity and Spatio-Temporal Continuity, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1967.

Truth, Invention, and the Meaning of Life, British Academy (London, England), 1977.

Sameness and Substance, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1980.

Essays in the Philosophy of Value, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1986.

Sameness and Substance Renewed, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to philosophy journals.



Times Literary Supplement, March 28, 2003, Stephen Yablo, review of Sameness and Substance Renewed, p. 12.*