Professor Sir Richard Sorabji FBA

Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, History of Greek and Roman Philosophy (all branches) to 600CE, History of Islamic, Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Church Fathers to 600CE

Elected 1989

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Current post

Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Professor Emeritus and Fellow of King's College, London

Past appointments

University of London Director of the Institute of Classical Studies

1991 - 1996

King's College London University of London Professor of Ancient Philosophy

1981 - 2000


Aristotle Re-Interpreted: New Findings on 700 Years of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle 2016

Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values 2012

Matter, Space and Motion London 1989, Chicago and London 2006

The Philosophy of the Commentators 200-600 AD, 3 vols, Psychology and Ethics; Physics; Logic and Metaphysics London and Ithaca NY 2004

Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation Oxford 2000

Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women's Rights in India Delhi, and London 2010

Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Preaent Oxford and Chicago, 2014

Perception, Conscience and Will 2013, Ashgate Variorum article reprints

Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelian Science, ed., 2nd edition London 1987, greatly enlarged 2nd ed. Bulletin of Institute of Classical Studies suppl 103, 2012,London 1987

Aristotle Transformed: The Ancient Commentators and their Influence, ed. 2nd edition London 1990, enlarged 2nd edition, Bloomsbury London forthcoming 2014

Articles on Aristotle, 3 vols, co-ed with J. Barnes, M Schofield 1975-1979

The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions co-ed with David Rodin, Asgate, 2006

Aristotle on Memory, 2nd edition 1972 London, 2nd edition, 2004 Chicago and London

Necessity Cause and Blame 1980, London, 2006 Chicago and London

Self: Ancient and Modern Insights about Individuality, Life and Death Oxford and Chicago 2006

Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100BC-200 AD, 2 vols co-ed with Robert Sharples, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl 942007

Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji 2010, Penguin, India; I B Tauris; Palgrave

Electrifying New Zealand, Russia and India: The Three Lives of Engineer Allan Monkhouse 2014

Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelain Science Enlarged 2nd edition 2010

Richard Sorabji in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo 2015

Aristotle and After Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, supp. 68 1997

Time, creation and the continuum 1983

Ancient commentators on Aristotle, 100+ vols 1987 to 2016, London

Animal minds and human morals 1993

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