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), Practices of Reason (Oxford, 1992), named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1992, Substantial Knowledge (Hackett 2000), Love’s Confusions (Harvard 2005), Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle (Harvard 2012), 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). His annotated translation of the Nicomachean Ethics will be published by Hackett in 2014. He is currently working on Aristotle’s Metaphysics. Recent articles include: “Aristotle’s Philosophical Method,” in the Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (2012). “Blindness and Reorientation: Education and the Acquisition of Knowledge in the Republic,” in the Cambridge Critical Guide to the Republic (2010); “A Celemín of Shit: Comedy and Deception in Almodóvar’s Talk to Her” in Philosophers on Film:Talk to Her (2009); “Glaucon’s Challenge and Thrasymacheanism,” in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2008), “A Study in Violets: Alcibiades in the Symposium,” in Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception (2007). “Aristotle on the Virtues of Thought,” in The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (2006).

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