Ursula Coope

Ursula Coope
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2017 - present Professor of Ancient Philosophy, University of Oxford
2008 - 2017 Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2009 - 2011 Global Distinguished Professor, NYU
2006 - 2008 University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2003 (Spring) Visiting Assistant Professor, Princeton
2001 - 2006 Lecturer, Birkbeck College, London
2000 - 2001 Jacobsen Fellow, University College, London
1995 - 1996, 1997 - 1999 Visiting Student, Princeton
1999 Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley (Philosophy)
1992 BA University of Oxford (PPE)


Time for Aristotle : Physics IV.11-14. (Oxford University Press) 2005 (paperback, 2008).


Articles and Book Chapters


Animal and celestial motion: the role of an external springboard: DM 2 and 3’, Proceedings of the Symposium Aristotelicum, ed O. Primavesi and C. Rapp (forthcoming)  

‘Rational assent and self-reversion: a Neoplatonist Response to the Stoics, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (Summer, 2016)

‘Self-motion as other-motion in Aristotle’s Physics’ in Aristotle’s Physics: a critical guide ed M. Leunissen, CUP (2015)

‘Aquinas on judgment and the active power of reason’ Philosophers Imprint (2013)

‘Why does Aristotle think that Ethical Virtue is Required for Practical Wisdom?’ Phronesis, 57, (2012).

‘Aristotle’s Physics VII.3. 246a10-246b3’ in Reading Aristotle Physics VII.3: ‘What is alteration?’ Proceedings of the European Society for Ancient Philosophy, ed. S. Maso and C. Natali (2012)

‘Aristotle on the infinite’ in Oxford Handbook of Aristotle, ed. C Shields (2012)

‘Aristotle on voluntariness and choice’ in Blackwell Companion to Action, ed. C Sandis (2010)

'Change and its relation to actuality and potentiality'  in Blackwell Companion to Aristotle, ed. G. Anagnostopoulos  (2009)

‘Aristotle: time and change’ in Routledge Companion to Metaphysics ed. R. Le Poidevin, P Simons, A McGonigal, R Cameron  (2009)

‘Aristotle on action’  Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume CVI (2007).

‘Aristotle's account of agency in Physics III.3'  Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, (2004).

‘Why does Aristotle say that there is no time without change?’  Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, May, (2001)