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Inaugural lecture by Professor Terence Irwin

Friday 26 January 2007

Professor Terence Irwin, who has recently taken up the post of Professor of Ancient Philosophy and is a professorial fellow of Keble, will give his inaugural lecture on 'Fundamental morality' on Tuesday, February 6th at 5 pm in the Examination Schools. Professor Irwin is from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and has a first in Literae Humaniores from Magdalen and a PhD from Princeton. He has taught at Harvard and has been a professor at Cornell since 1975 and Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters there since 1995; he is therefore another example of reverse brain drain from top US institutions to Keble. He has held visiting fellowships at several colleges including All Souls, Magdalen, Corpus, and St John's, as well as in New Zealand and Italy, and his main interests are in ancient philosophy, ethics, especially history, and Kant, Among his many publications are several editions, translations and books on Plato and Aristotle and he has in press the first volume of a historical and critical survey of the history of moral philosophy, to be published by Oxford University Press.