Professor Emeritus of Classics and Philosophy
Richard Kraut’s interests include contemporary moral and political philosophy, as well as the ethics and political thought of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. His historical studies include Socrates and the State (Princeton: 1984), Aristotle on the Human Good (Princeton: 1989), Aristotle Politics Books VII and VIII, translation with commentary (Clarendon: 1997), Aristotle: Political Philosophy (Oxford: 2002), and How to Read Plato (Granta: 2008). He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Plato (1992), Plato’s Republic: Critical Essays (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and the Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (2006). He served as President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in 1993-4, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Hellenic Studies., and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
See also: Richard Kraut's Philosophy Page