Born: Charlie Dunbar Broad, 30 December 1887, Harlesden, Middlesex, England; Died: 11 March 1971 (aged 83), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England; Alma mater: Trinity College,
Cambridge; Era: 20th-century philosophy; Region: Western philosophy; School: Analytic; Institutions: Trinity College, Cambridge; Academic advisors: J. M. E. McTaggart; Doctoral students: Knut Erik Tranøy; Main interests: Metaphysics, epistemology,
ethics, philosophy of mind, logic; Notable ideas: Growing block universe, Rate of passage argument, The “critical philosophy” and “speculative philosophy” distinction, The “occurrent causation” and “non-occurrent causation” distinction
Biography Broad was born in Harlesden, in Middlesex, England.
Broad’s Critical Essays in Moral Philosophy, New York: Humanities Press.
Charlie Dunbar Broad FBA (30 December 1887 – 11 March 1971), usually cited as C. D. Broad, was an English epistemologist, historian of philosophy, philosopher of science,
moral philosopher, and writer on the philosophical aspects of psychical research.
Later at Cambridge, he was appointed in 1931 as ‘Sidgwick Lecturer’, a role he would keep until 1933, when he was appointed Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at the
university, a position he held for twenty years (until 1953).
“ Theory Psychical research Broad argued that if research could demonstrate that psychic events occur, this would challenge philosophical theories of “basic limiting
principles” in at least five ways: 1.
He was known for his thorough and dispassionate examinations of arguments in such works as Scientific Thought (1923), The Mind and Its Place in Nature (1925), and Examination
of McTaggart’s Philosophy (2 vols., 1933–1938).
Career As his fellowship at Trinity College was a non-residential position, he was also able to accept a position as an assistant lecturer that he had applied for at
St Andrews University, where he remained until 1920.
He was also President of the Society for Psychical Research in 1935 and 1958.
 In addition, Broad was President of the Aristotelian Society from 1927 to 1928, and again from 1954 to 1955.
Broad’s essay on “Determinism, Indeterminism, and Libertarianism” in Ethics and the History of Philosophy (1952) introduced the philosophical terms occurrent causation and
non-occurrent causation, which became the basis for the contemporary distinction between “agent-causal” and “event-causal” in debates on libertarian free will.
New York: Humanities Press.
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[‘o Harlesden was part of Middlesex until 1965; today it is part of the London Borough of Brent in Greater London.
o Knut E. Tranøy, “Wittgenstein in Cambridge 1949–1951: Some Personal Recollections”, in: F. A. Flowers III, Ian Ground (eds.), Portraits
of Wittgenstein: Abridged Edition, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, p. 452.
o ^ C. D. Broad (1978), “Ostensible temporality.” In Richard M. Gale (ed.), The Philosophy of Time: A Collection of Essays, Humanities Press.
o ^ Ned Markosian, “How fast does
time pass?”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53(4):829–844 (1993).
o ^ C. D. Broad. “Critical and Speculative Philosophy”. In Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements (First Series), ed. J. H. Muirhead (London: G. Allen and
Unwin, 1924): 77–100.
o ^ Hodges, S. 1981. God’s Gift: A Living History of Dulwich College. London: Heinemann. p. 87.
o ^ Jump up to:a b “Charlie Dunbar Broad”. Trinity College Chapel.
o ^ Broad, C. D. (1927). “Sir Isaac Newton”. Proceedings
of the British Academy. 13: 173–202. Annual Lecture on a Master Mind. Henriette Hertz Trust. Read July 15, 1927.
o ^ N. G. Annan, Attlee, A. J. Ayer, Robert Boothby, C. M. Bowra, C. D. Broad, David Cecil, L. John Collins, Alex Comfort, A. E. Dyson,
Robert Exon, Geoffrey Faber, Jacquetta Hawkes, Trevor Huddleston, C. R. Julian Huxley, C. Day-Lewis, W. R. Niblett, J. B. Priestley, Russell, Donald O. Soper, Stephen Spender, Mary Stocks, A. J. P. Taylor, E. M. W. Tillyard, Alec R. Vidler, Kenneth
Walker, Leslie D. Weatherhead, C. V. Wedgwood, Angus Wilson, John Wisdom, and Barbara Wootton. 7 March 1958. “Letter to the Editor.” The Times.
o ^ Broad, C. D. (1949). “The Relevance of Psychical Research to Philosophy” (PDF). Philosophy. 24 (91):
291–309. doi:10.1017/S0031819100007452. S2CID 144880410.
o ^ van Inwagen, Peter (1 September 2008). “How to Think about the Problem of Free Will” (PDF). The Journal of Ethics. 12 (3): 337. doi:10.1007/s10892-008-9038-7. ISSN 1572-8609. S2CID 144635471.
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