"Talbot was a radical sceptic, to whom truth and even reality were rainbow-like epiphenomena with no ultimate meaning. In the silvery charm of his prose, everything solid flowed and ran and broke apart like mercury spilled from a barometer."
—A description of Simon Talbot and his thoughts[src]

Simon Talbot was an Oxford philosopher in Lyra's world[1] who was hired by the Magisterium. He was described as the Magisterium's useful idiot.

Talbot believed that there was no truth at all and expressed his feelings in his book called The Constant Deceiver. One chapter in this book suggested that dæmons were merely 'psychological projections with no independent reality'.[1]


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