C.D.C. Reeve

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Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor

112C Caldwell Hall

I work primarily in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. My books include: Philosopher-Kings (Princeton 1988; reissued 2006; Chinese edition, 2020); Socrates in the Apology (Hackett 1989; Chinese edition, 2019); Practices of Reason (Oxford, 1992), named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1992 by ChoiceSubstantial Knowledge: Aristotle’s Metaphysics (Hackett 2000); Love’s Confusions (Harvard 2005; Russian edition, 2020); 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). I have translated Plato’s Cratylus (1997), EuthyphroApologyCrito (2002), Republic (2004), and Meno (2006) as well as (with extensive introductions and notes), Aristotle’s Politics (1998; revised edition, 2017), Nicomachean Ethics (2014),  Metaphysics (2016), De Anima (2017), Physics (2018), Rhetoric (2018), Generation of Animals with History of Animals I and Parts of Animals I (2019), and De Caelo (2020). I am currently working on the Eudemian Ethics, on Coming to Be and Passing Away, and on Plato’s Laws. I am General Editor of the New Hackett Aristotle Series, and of the projected Aristotle Complete Works, scheduled for completion in 2023. My recent articles include: “Aristotle on Women: Diminished Deliberation and Divine Male Rule.” Revue Roumaine de Philosophie (2020); “Human Happiness As a Political Achievement in Aristotle.” Kronos Philosophical Journal (2019), pp. 61–84; “The Killing Feet: Evidence and Evidence-Sensitivity in Oedipus Tyrannus,” in Paul Woodruff (ed.), Oedipus in Sophocles (Oxford 2018), “Good and Bad in Aristotle,” in Pavlos Kontos (ed.), Evil in Aristotle (Cambridge, 2018);  and “Agalmata, Deontology, and the Erotics of Emptiness in the Symposium,” (Consecutio Rerum, 2017).

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