C.D.C. Reeve

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Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor

112C Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3318 (phone)

C.D.C. Reeve works primarily in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. He is interested in philosophy generally and has published work in the philosophy of sex and love and on film. His books include: Philosopher-Kings(Princeton 1988; reissued 2006); Socrates in the Apology(Hackett 1989; Chinese edition, 2017); Practices of Reason (Oxford, 1992), named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1992 by Choice; Substantial Knowledge (Hackett 2000); Love’s Confusions (Harvard 2005); Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle (Harvard 2012; Portuguese edition, 2014), named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 by ChoiceBlindness and Re-Orientation: Problems in Plato’s Republic (Oxford, 2012); Aristotle on Practical Wisdom: Nicomachean Ethics Book VI (Harvard, 2013). He has translated Plato’s Cratylus (1997), Euthyphro, Apology, Crito (2002), Republic (2004), and Meno (2006) as well as Aristotle’s Politics (1998; revised edition, 2017), Nicomachean Ethics (2014), and Metaphysics (2016). Translations of De Anima and Physics are forthcoming in 2017 and 2018. He is currently working on Aristotle’s Rhetoric. Recent articles include: “Beginning and Ending with Eudaimonia,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Nicomachean Ethics (2014); “Aristotle’s Philosophical Method,” in the Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (2012); “Replicant Love: Blade Runner Voight-Kampffed,” in Philosophers on Film: Blade Runner (2015).

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