Terence Irwin

Terry Irwin
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2007  University of Oxford, Professor of Ancient Philosophy
1975 - present Cornell University, Associate Professor (1975), Professor (1982), Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy (1995), Professor of Classics (1995), Emeritus (2008)
1975 - 1982 Cornell University, Associate Professor of Philosophy
1972 - 1995   Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Classics
2010 British Academy Fellow
1973 Princeton University, PhD
1969 Magdalen College, Oxford, Literae Humaniores (Class 1)


  1. The Development of Ethics, (a historical and critical survey covering the history of moral philosophy), 
    vol. 1 (Socrates to the Reformation), OUP,  September 2007. 
    vol. 2 (Suarez to Rousseau), OUP, July 2008. 
    vol. 3 (Kant to Rawls), OUP, September 2009
    3 vols. Paperback, 2011
  2. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (2nd edn.). Hackett, 1999.
  3. Oxford Reader in Classical Philosophy . Oxford UP, 1999.
  4. Plato's Ethics . Oxford UP, 1995.
  5. Aristotle : Selections (with G. Fine), translation and notes, Hackett , 1995. 


  1. ‘Conceptions of happiness in the Ethics’, Oxford Handbook of Aristotle, ed. C. Shields (OUP, 2012), ch. 19, 495-528.
  2. ‘Aristotle’s Ethics’, in Philosophy Bites Back, edd. D. Edmonds and N. Warburton (OUP, 2012), ch. 3, 20-8.
  3. ‘The inside story of the Seventh Platonic Letter: a sceptical introduction’, Rhizai 6 (2009), 7-40.
  4. ‘The roles of consent in Aquinas’ theory of action’, Mind, Method and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny, J.G. Cottingham and P.M.S. Hacker, eds. (OUP, 2010), 97-118.
  5. ‘The Platonic Corpus’ in Oxford Handbook of Plato, ed. G. Fine (OUP, 2008).
  6. ‘Aquinas, natural law, and Aristotelian eudaemonism’, in Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Ethics ed. R. Kraut ( Blackwell, 2006)
  7. ‘Anachronism and the concept of morality’, in Antike Philosophie verstehen / Understanding Ancient Philosophy, edd. M. van Ackeren and J. Mueller (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 2006).
  8. 'Green and the British Moralists', in T.H. Green: Ethics, Metaphysics, and PoliticalPhilosophy, ed. W.J. Manders and M. Dimova-Cookson (OUP, 2006)
  9. ‘Was Socrates against Democracy?’, in Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Euthyphro, ed. R. Kamtekar (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)