Professor Daniel N. Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor Daniel N. Robinson
  • Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University; Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University
  • City University of New York
Developments in philosophy are chiefly in the form of greater clarity, an ever more refined sense of just what makes the problem problematic. If ignorance is not thereby totally overcome, at least it is exposed.

Dr. Daniel N. Robinson (1937–2018) was a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University, where he lectured annually since 1991. He was also Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, on whose faculty he served for 30 years. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, and he also held positions at Amherst College and at Princeton University.

Professor Robinson earned his PhD in Neuropsychology from City University of New York. He was president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association: the Division of History of Psychology, from which he received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, from which he received the Distinguished Contribution Award.

Professor Robinson was the author or editor of more than 40 books, including Wild Beasts & Idle Humours: The Insanity Defense from Antiquity to the Present, An Intellectual History of Psychology, The Mind: An Oxford Reader, and Aristotle's Psychology. He was the editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. He also published widely on the constitutional history of the US and its philosophical foundations, with original research appearing in the International Journal of Constitutional Law and The American Journal of Jurisprudence. He was coeditor of The American Founding: Its Intellectual and Moral Framework (London: Continuum, 2012).

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"Professor Robinson offers a very interesting presentation of great ideas. I learned so much and had great fun. He has a wonderful dry sense of humor and a big heart."

 

"Although I have a PhD, I've rarely had the experience of listening to such artful teaching; it makes my continual education a delightful pursuit."

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  1. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (158)
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    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  2. Consciousness and Its Implications Sale

    Consciousness and Its Implications

    Daniel N. Robinson
    3.4 out of 5
    45% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $180.00 Starting at $8.95 $199.95 $8.95$199.95
    Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. You'll probe the depths of this mysterious subject from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor. A master storyteller, Professor Robinson brings this riveting topic to life with...
  3. American Ideals:  Founding a "Republic of Virtue" Sale

    American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
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    Just which "ideals" were affirmed by the Founders? What lessons of history were closely studied by them? American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" is an invitation to enter this part of the American debate regarding human nature and the conditions right for its flourishing. In these carefully crafted lectures, Professor Daniel N. Robinson traces the dominant features of the early American ethos that...
  4. Great Ideas of Psychology Sale

    Great Ideas of Psychology

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.1 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    This introduction to psychology stands out because it brilliantly analyzes the larger intellectual context in which the discipline has grown up. From Plato and Aristotle to Freud and Jung, you follow the fascinating debates that occur and recur as one school of thought after another seeks answers to the continuing mysteries of the mind.
  5. 36 Books That Changed the World Collection

    36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $29.95 $199.95 $29.95$199.95
    Since the development of written language, books have played major roles in the world: Entertaining. Instructing. Inspiring. Even changing the course of history. Now, with 36 Books That Changed the World, a fascinating Great Courses Collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, take a riveting tour of the profound impact of books from thousands of years of history and from civilizations around the globe.
  6. Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World Sale

    Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Save up to $77.00 Starting at $12.95 $89.95 $12.95$89.95
    In the 12 lectures of Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World, explore the continuing influence of the classical Greek achievement on contemporary life. Your guide to the rise, fall, and return of Greek influence on Western culture is acclaimed Professor Daniel N. Robinson. He explores this rich legacy in specific aspects of our 21st-century lives, including: literature, art and architecture, learning,...
  7. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning  Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    What are the greatest ideas of philosophical history? And how can you argue your own ideas? In The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, survey the long chain of debate that began in ancient history and continues through our contemporary world. Then, strengthen your own ability to successfully argue your views and ideas in Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition.
  8. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & Modern Intellectual Tradition   Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & Modern Intellectual Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $849.90 Starting at $849.90 $999.90 $849.90$999.90
    First, join Professor Daniel N. Robinson in Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition to explore the great philosophic conversations throughout the ages: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Then, explore the foundations of modern and contemporary Western approaches to reality and knowledge with The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida guided by award-winning...
  9. (Set) The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know & American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"   Set

    (Set) The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know & American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $189.90 $189.90$189.90
    Look deeper into the Constitution and other founding documents of the United States in this two-course set. The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know helps you fully grasp why we have a First Amendment, what and whom it protects, and why it matters to you personally. American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" traces the dominant features of the early American ethos that culminated in declared...
  10. (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Great Ideas of Psychology  Set

    (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Great Ideas of Psychology

    Daniel N. Robinson
    Starting at $609.90 Starting at $609.90 $719.90 $609.90$719.90
  11. (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines; Consciousness and Its Implications; Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions; & Great Ideas of Psychology  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines; Consciousness and Its Implications; Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions; & Great Ideas of Psychology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,039.80 Starting at $1,039.80 $1,229.80 $1,039.80$1,229.80
    Take a mind-broadening look at the fascinating ways the human mind and emotions work with this four-course set. Start with Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines, which shows how history's most profound thinkers have sought to understand the human mind. Consciousness and Its Implications uses real-world anecdotes to explore this mysterious mental state at the heart of human identity....
  12. (Set) Roots of Human Behavior/Great Ideas of Psychology: In Bundle Set

    (Set) Roots of Human Behavior/Great Ideas of Psychology: In Bundle

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $339.90 $339.90$339.90

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  13. (Set) Science and Religion & Consciousness and Its Implications  Set

    (Set) Science and Religion & Consciousness and Its Implications

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $179.90 Starting at $179.90 $399.90 $179.90$399.90
    What is the nature of the relationship between science and religion? What is the nature of human consciousness? Discover provocative answers to these profound questions in this two-course set. Science and Religion depicts the historical interaction between faith and science and reveals how these two forces have actually been partners in an age-old adventure. Consciousness and Its Implications probes the depths of...
  14. (Set) Tools of Thinking & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Tools of Thinking & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $879.90 $879.90$879.90
    Explore how great minds have attempted to understand life's most fundamental issues—and learn how to tackle important questions yourself—in this insightful course set. In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, learn how to reason effectively in your pursuit of reliable beliefs and useful knowledge. Then, survey how history's greatest philosophers—including...
  15. (Set) Machiavelli in Context & Great Ideas of Philosophy  Set

    (Set) Machiavelli in Context & Great Ideas of Philosophy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $879.90 $879.90$879.90
    Who was the real Machiavelli? And what role did he play in the grander scheme of Western philosophy? Find out in Machiavelli in Context, which gives you an intimate look at both the philosopher's life and his great works (including The Prince). Then, consider Machiavelli's achievements alongside those of other great Western thinkers in Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition.
  16. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition & Great Ideas of Psychology  Set on sale

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition & Great Ideas of Psychology

    Daniel N. Robinson
    Save up to $944.00 Starting at $129.90 $1,144.90 $129.90$1,144.90
    In Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, survey the long chain of philosophical debate that began in ancient history and continues through our contemporary world. Then, take a similar approach to the field of psychology in Great Ideas of Psychology. Both courses will help you better understand these two piercing areas of human endeavor.
  17. (Set) Privacy, Property, and Free Speech & American Ideals Set

    (Set) Privacy, Property, and Free Speech & American Ideals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  18. No Excuses: Existentialism; Th Set

    No Excuses: Existentialism; Th

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,394.65 Starting at $2,394.65 $2,394.65 $2,394.65$2,394.65
    It took 3,000 years for the ideas of Western philosophy to reach maturity. With these seven in-depth courses, however, you can encompass its broad scope in a matter of weeks. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition focuses on the long intellectual debate about the nature of the self, the authority of experience, the right way to live life, and more, while Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition...
  19. (Set) Great Ideas of Psychology/Theories of Human Development  Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Psychology/Theories of Human Development

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $774.90 $774.90$774.90
  20. (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Consciousness and Its Implications & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Make sense of the complexities of consciousness with this course set delivered by two dynamic and award-winning professors. Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. And witness how philosophers draw on the latest evidence from neuroscience, psychology, artificial...