Terence Irwin

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Terence Irwin is a scholar and philosopher specializing in ancient Greek philosophy and the history of ethics (i.e. the history of Western moral philosophy in ancient, medieval, and modern times).

Since 2007, he has been the Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is a university located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096...

, and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford
Keble College, Oxford
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, where he succeeded Michael Frede
Michael Frede
Michael Frede was a prominent professor and researcher on ancient philosophy.- Education and career :Frede earned his Ph.D...

. From 1975 until 2007, he was at Cornell University
Cornell University
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, where he has been Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters (from 1995), Professor of Classics (from 1992), and Professor of Philosophy (from 1982). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

 (1972–1975). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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 and the British Academy.

He has trained many well-known scholars of ancient philosophy, including Jennifer Whiting at the University of Toronto, Susan Sauve Meyer at the University of Pennsylvania, and Christopher Shields at Oxford University. He is married to Gail Fine, Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University
Cornell University
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 and Visiting Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford
Merton College, Oxford
Merton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its foundation can be traced back to the 1260s when Walter de Merton, chancellor to Henry III and later to Edward I, first drew up statutes for an independent academic community and established endowments to...

.

Education


Terence Irwin was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford
Magdalen College, Oxford
Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of 2006 the college had an estimated financial endowment of £153 million. Magdalen is currently top of the Norrington Table after over half of its 2010 finalists received first-class degrees, a record...

, where he graduated with a BA (first-class honours) in Literae Humaniores
Literae Humaniores
Literae Humaniores is the name given to an undergraduate course focused on Classics at Oxford and some other universities.The Latin name means literally "more humane letters", but is perhaps better rendered as "Advanced Studies", since humaniores has the sense of "more refined" or "more learned",...

 (Classics, Philosophy and Ancient History) in 1969. He then studied at Princeton University
Princeton University
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, where he graduated with a PhD in Philosophy in 1973 under the supervision of Gregory Vlastos
Gregory Vlastos
Gregory Vlastos was a scholar of ancient philosophy, and author of several works on Plato and Socrates. He was also a Christian and has written on Christian faith as well.-Life and works:...

.

Publications

  • Plato's Moral Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977. ISBN 0-19-824614-5
  • Plato's Gorgias (translation and notes). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. ISBN 0-19-872087-4
  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (translation and notes). Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 0-915145-65-0
  • Aristotle's First Principles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-19-824717-6
  • Classical Thought. OPUS Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-19-219196-9
  • Plato's Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-508644-9
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 1 (from Socrates to the Reformation). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-824267-3
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 2 (from Suarez to Rousseau). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-954327-4
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 3 (from Kant to Rawls). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-957178-9


In addition, Irwin has published almost 100 essays and articles in journals and volumes of conference proceedings.

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