Terence Irwin (born 21 April 1947, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland) is a scholar and philosopher specializing in ancient Greek philosophy and the history of ethics (i. Enniskillen ( is the county town (and largest town in County Fermanagh and the west of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of e. the history of Western moral philosophy in ancient, medieval, and modern times).
Since 2007, he has been the Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. From 1975 until 2007, he was at Cornell University, where he has been Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters (from 1995), Professor of Classics (from 1992), and Professor of Philosophy (from 1982). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University (1972-1975). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS is an organization dedicated to scholarship and the advancement of learning
Terence Irwin was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with a BA (first-class honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics, Philosophy and Ancient History) in 1969. Magdalen College redirects here see also Magdalene College Cambridge Magdalen College (ˈmɔːdlɨn "maudlin" is one of the constituent Literae Humaniores is the name given to the study of Classics at Oxford and some other universities He then studied at Princeton University, where he graduated with a PhD in Philosophy in 1973. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey.
In addition, Irwin has published almost 100 essays and articles in journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Volume 3 of The Development of Ethics (which is under contract with Oxford University Press) is currently in preparation.