Jean Roberts is Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She also enjoys friendly relations with the Classics Department. She received her B.A. from Wellesley before going on to Pittsburgh for her graduate work. Before coming to the University of Washington twenty years ago she taught at Stanford and, more briefly, at the University of Puget Sound.
Although all of her writing is in ancient Greek philosophy, she has taught widely in value theory and has directed numerous dissertations in that area. When she isn't teaching these days she spends her time thinking about Plato's theory of virtue.
- Roberts, Jean. “Socrates, the Athenian” in Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy: Essays in Honor of David Keyt, ed. by F.D. Miller and G. Anagnostopoulos, 55-66. Dondrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2013.
- Roberts, Jean. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Politics. London: Routledge, 2009.
- Roberts, Jean. "Aristotle on Responsibility for Action and Character." Ancient Philosophy 9 (1989): 23-36.
- Roberts, Jean. "Political Animals in the Nicomachean Ethics." Phronesis 34 (1989): 185-204. Reprinted in The Philosopher's Annual, 12 (1989).
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- Newsletter Fall 2011 Awards and Achievements Faculty - March 31, 2014