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Keble old member appointed to chair at Cambridge

Tuesday 23 January 2007

Quassim Cassam (PPE 1979, Senior Scholar 1982, D Phil 1985) has recently taken up the Knightbridge Professorship of Philosophy at Cambridge, where he is also a Professorial Fellow of King's College. His second book, The Possibility of Knowledge, will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2007.

Quassim Cassam was born in Mombasa, Kenya. He held an Official Fellowship in Philosophy at Wadham from 1986 until 2004 and became Professor of Philosophy at University College London in 2005. In 1993 he was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2004 he held the John Evans Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University, Illinois. He is the editor of the volume on Self-Knowledge in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series and the author of Self and World (1997). His recent work includes papers on a priori knowledge, a priori concepts, bodily awareness, the relationship between introspection and perception, space, transcendental epistemology, and the analysis of knowledge.