Name Mark Addis
|Born 1959Bolton, United Kingdom|
Main interests Ludwig Wittgenstein
Mark Addis FRSA is Professor of Philosophy at St Mary's University, Twickenham, United Kingdom.
Addis (b. 1969) is a British philosopher who is known for his work on Ludwig Wittgenstein. He grew up in Bolton, England, and was educated at Bolton School, Mansfield College, Oxford, the University of Leeds, the University of York and Birmingham City University. He is Professor of Philosophy at St Mary's University and prior to this he was at Birmingham City University. He has also been a visiting scholar at Georgia State University, USA (2005) and at Aarhus University, Denmark. Addis has since 2006 been general editor of the Philosophy Insights series for Humanities-Ebooks LLP.  He was treasurer of the British Philosophical Association.
Addis specialises in the philosophy of Wittgenstein and related areas as well as having research interests in the philosophies of language, mind, and religion. His book Wittgenstein: Making Sense of Other Minds (1999) was described by Rom Harre as "a careful and subtle study" whose "scholarly merits are great". Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion (2001, co-edited with Robert Arrington) is "an interesting and valuable collection of essays", while Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed (2006) is "a clear, balanced and very recommendable book which gives a good idea of the complexity of Wittgenstein's philosophy".