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D.H. Mellor : biography

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David Hugh Mellor FBA (born 10 July 1938), known as Hugh Mellor, is an English philosopher. He is a former Professor of Philosophy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, now Professor Emeritus, of Cambridge University.


The Matter of Chance (1971), Real Time (1981),216 pages Retrieved 2012-01-25 ISBN 0-521-28468-6 Matters of Metaphysics (1991), The Facts of Causation (1995), Real Time II (1998)146 pages Retrieved 2012-01-25 ISBN 0-415-09781-9 and Probability: A Philosophical Introduction (2005).

A festschrift, Real Metaphysics, (Hallvard Lillehammer and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra ed ) ( 2003 ).


Mellor was born in London. After studying chemical engineering at university, he took up philosophy.

His primary work is metaphysics though including interests in, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, probability, time and causation, laws of nature and properties, and decision theory. Mellor was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Darwin College from 1971 to 2005. As a professor he was the subject of extensive media coverage as the main opponent of the conferment of an honorary degree to the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1992 to 1993, a member of the Humanist Philosophers' Group of the British Humanist Association and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In retirement Mellor now holds the title of Emeritus Professor.University of Cambridge (updated on December 13, 2011) Retrieved 2012-01-25 Retrieved 26 October 2005

Mellor is also an amateur theatre actor.

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