John M. Cooper

Princeton University

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Department of Philosophy

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Princeton, NJ 08544-1006


Short Biography
John Cooper, B. Phil., Oxford, 1963; Ph.D., Harvard, 1967, joined the Princeton faculty in 1981, having taught previously at Harvard and the University of Pittsburgh. He works on Greek philosophy and is the author of Reason and Human Good in Aristotle (1975), Reason and Emotion (1999) Knowledge, Nature, and the Good (2004), and Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus (2012) and editor of Seneca: Moral and Political Essays (1995) and Plato: Complete Works (1997).


My c.v. with publications list can be accessed on the Princeton Philosophy Department website. Here is the site page for the Princeton Graduate Program in Classical Philosophy.

Some of my recent papers are available for download: Here is a pdf copy of a paper of mine on "The Emotional Life of the Wise."  It is the final, slightly improved, version of the paper with that title published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. XLIII, Supplement, pp. 176-218.

Here are pdf copies of my paper “Aristotelian Responsibility,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy vol. 45 (2013), 265-312 and “De Motu Animalium 7 (through 701b1): The Role of Thought in Animal Voluntary Self-locomotion“ (forthcoming in Christof Rapp, ed., Aristotle’s De Motu Animalium, Symposium Aristotelicum, Oxford University Press, 2015).

Here is a paper in progress, "Aristotelian Infinites