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; 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 Choice; Substantial Knowledge: Aristotle’s Metaphysics (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),  Metaphysics (2016), De Anima (2017), Physics (2018), and Rhetoric (2018), the De Caelo, On Coming to Be and Passing Away & Meteorology IV, and Topics & Sophistical Refutations are forthcoming in 2019 and 2020. He is currently working on Aristotle’s Generation of Animals. Recent articles include: “The Killing Feet: Evidence and Evidence-Sensitivity in Oedipus Tyrannus,” in Paul Woodruff (ed.), Oedipus in Sophocles (Oxford 2018), “Practical Wisdom and Happiness as a Political Achievement in Aristotle,” in Audrey L. Anton (ed.),The Bright and the Good: The Connection Between Intellectual and Moral Virtues (Rowman and Littlefield 2018), “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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