John M. Cooper (philosopher)

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John M.Cooper
Born1939 (age 79–80)
Alma materHarvard University
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsPrinceton University, University of Pittsburgh
Main interests
ancient philosophy, ethics

John Madison Cooper (born 1939) is the Emeritus Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and an expert on ancient philosophy.

Education and career[edit]

Cooper earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1967 and taught there until 1971, when he accepted a tenured position in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught until he moved to Princeton in 1981. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2001.[1]

In 2011, Cooper delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University,[2] and in 2012, he delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford University.[3]

Philosophical work[edit]

He is the editor of the Hackett edition of the complete works of Plato, as well as author of Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus and a number of other books on ancient Greek philosophy.[4]

Selected books[edit]

  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle (Hackett, 1975)
  • Reason and Emotion (1999)
  • Knowledge, Nature, and the Good (2004)
  • Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2014-12-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Zaw, Catherine (27 January 2012). "John Cooper delivers 2012 Tanner Lecture". The Stanford Daily. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  4. ^ WorldCat

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