Peter Simons is former Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin where he held the Chair of Moral Philosophy, established in 1837. He has researched in philosophy since 1972 in the UK, Austria, and Ireland. Now retired, he lives in West Sussex, but he continues to teach intermittently at Salzburg, and is a Visiting Professor at the MAP - the Research Master in Metaphysics and Mind in Lugano: www.map.usi.ch

Peter Simons specializes in

Metaphysics and Ontology:

Pure (systematization, categories, nominalism, tropes, naturalism, emergence, quantities,…)

Applied, to various disciplines (database design, manufacturing engineering, enterprise design, physical geography, music,…)

Philosophy of Language and Logic (truthmakers, nominalist semantics, term logic, Lesniewskian logic, categorial grammar)

Philosophy of Mathematics (abstraction, structuralism, numbers, sets, vectors, geometrical algebra)

History of Analytic Philosophy (Bolzano, Frege, Whitehead, Russell, Wittgenstein)

History of Philosophy and Logic in Central Europe (Bolzano, Brentano, Frege, Meinong, Husserl, Twardowski, Lukasiewicz, Lesniewski, Tarski)

Peter has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2004, and chaired their Philosophy Section from 2007-11. In 2006 he was elected to the Academia Europaea, in 2013 to the Royal Irish Academy and in 2017 to the Polish Academy of Sciences.

For other stages on his life's way see under 'Career'.