John M. Cooper (philosopher)

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John Madison Cooper (born 1939) is the 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]

He is an old friend of Alexander Nehamas.[4]

Academic 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.[5]

Selected books[edit]

  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle (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. ^ http://www.senate.ucla.edu/programreview/documents/JohnCooper_CV.pdf
  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. ^ https://www.princeton.edu/news/2015/12/07/what-i-think-alexander-nehamas
  5. ^ WorldCat

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