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Professor Terence Irwin FBA

Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Professorial Fellow, Keble College


Terence Irwin is a Professorial Fellow. He has been Professor of Ancient Philosophy since January 2007. Until then, he taught at Cornell University.

Research Interests

Terence Irwin's main research interests are in ancient philosophy,  moral philosophy and its history, and the philosophy of Kant.  He has recently completed a book on the history of ethics, The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study (3 vols., Oxford UP, 2007-9). For details see:

The Development of Ethics, volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

The Development of Ethics, volume 2: From Suarez to Rousseau

The Development of Ethics, volume 3: From Kant to Rawls

For further details of Professor Irwin's research and publications see his page in the website of the Philosophy Faculty

College Contact Details

Professor Terence Irwin FBA
Keble College
Telephone: 01865 272730
Fax: 01865 272705

Faculty/Dept. Information

University of Oxford
Faculty of Philosophy
Radcliffe Humanities
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

Tel: +44 1865 276926
Fax: +44 1865 276932