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Terence Irwin (born 21 April 1947, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland[1]) is a scholar and philosopher specializing in ancient Greek philosophy and the history of ethics (i.e. the history of Western moral philosophy in ancient, medieval, and modern times).

Since 2007, he has been the Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. From 1975 until 2007, he was at Cornell University, where he has been Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters (from 1995), Professor of Classics (from 1992), and Professor of Philosophy (from 1982). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University (1972-1975). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2]



Terence Irwin was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with a BA (first-class honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics, Philosophy and Ancient History) in 1969. He then studied at Princeton University, where he graduated with a PhD in Philosophy in 1973.


  • Plato's Moral Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977. ISBN 0198246145
  • Plato's Gorgias (translation and notes). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. ISBN 0198720874
  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (translation and notes). Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 0915145650
  • Aristotle's First Principles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0198247176
  • Classical Thought. OPUS Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0192191969
  • Plato's Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0195086449
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 1 (from Socrates to the Reformation). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780198242673
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 2 (from Suarez to Rousseau). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780199543274
  • The Development of Ethics, Vol. 3 (from Kant to Rawls). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780199571789

In addition, Irwin has published almost 100 essays and articles in journals and volumes of conference proceedings.[3]

External links


  1. ^ See Prof. Irwin's CV and List of Publications, p. 1
  2. ^ See The Bulletin of the American Academy, Fall 2008, p. 114
  3. ^ See Prof. Irwin's CV and List of Publications, pp. 2-6


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