Higher Education: What Makes It "Higher"?
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University
Daniel N. Robinson is a member of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, where he has taught since 1991. He is also Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University, on whose faculty he served for thirty years. Over the years, he has been Visiting Professor at a number of institutions including the Folger Shakespeare Institute, Princeton, and Columbia.
Author of eighteen books and editor of more than thirty published volumes, Professor Robinson’s scholarship covers an unusually wide range of disciplines, including the brain sciences, philosophy and history of science, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, intellectual history. His most recent book, Consciousness and Mental Life, is available from Columbia University Press.
Professor Robinson has served as Consultant to a number of governmental and private organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services. He was principal consultant to Public Broadcasting for the award-winning series, The Brain, and again to PBS and the BBC for the sequel, The Mind. His commercial lectures for The Teaching Company are among the most successful of the scores of courses given by those judged to be among America’s finest teachers.
In 2001 Professor Robinson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of the History of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and, in the same year, the Distinguished Contribution Award from the APA’s Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.