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Jacob Howland

University of Tulsa

Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, where he has taught since 1988.  A past winner of the University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Littauer Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the Koch Foundation, and has lectured in Israel, France, England, Romania, Brazil, Denmark, and at universities around the United States.  He has published roughly thirty-five articles and review essays on the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, and Kierkegaard, among others.  His most recent book is Plato and the Talmud (Cambridge 2011).  A Chinese edition of his Kierkegaard and Socrates: A Study in Philosophy and Faith (Cambridge 2006) will appear in 2013.   His other books include The Paradox of Political Philosophy: Socrates’ Philosophic Trial (1998, published in Chinese in 2012) and The Republic: The Odyssey of Philosophy (1993 and 2004), and he edited A Long Way Home: The Story of a Jewish Youth, 1939-1948, by Bob Golan (2005).  He is currently writing a book entitled Plato’s Republic and the Voyage of the Soul, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.