In 1996, professor of philosophy Linda Zagzebski published Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 1996). The book quickly became a landmark work in contemporary epistemology, and has been translated into multiple languages over the past decade. The Persian edition, translated by Amirhossein Khodaparast, recently won Iran’s Book of the Year Award for western philosophy translations. This is Iran’s most important annual award for books in categories of religion, philosophy, social sciences, language, applied sciences, art and literature. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Distinguished guests at the ceremony included president Rouhani, various government cultural ministers, and some of the most important figures in Iran’s scientific community.
Linda Zagzebski is George Lynn Cross Research Professor and Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Oklahoma. She is also on the leadership team for OU’s Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, and serves as a core project team member for the Self, Virtue and Public Life project.