Richard Sorabji CBE

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji is a philosopher and historian of ancient Western philosophy, and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of sixteen books and editor of over 100 translations of Greek Philosophy, with the aid of 300 collaborators in 20 countries.

Professor Sorabji founded the King’s College Centre for Philosophical Studies between 1989 and 1991, with the aim of promoting philosophy to the wider public, and was Director of the Institute of Classical Studies from 1991 to 1996. 

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999 for his services to ancient philosophy, and knighted in 2014 for services to philosophical scholarship. He became a fellow of the British Academy in 1989.

His recent books, Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient ValuesOpening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, and Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present, have increasingly focused on social issues, the last book including treatment of the Levellers.

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji CBE