David E. Cooper is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Durham University, England. He has been a visiting professor in several countries, including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Malta, and Sri Lanka. He has also been the chair or president of several learned societies, including The Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society, and the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain. The most recent of his many books are The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility and Mystery; A Philosophy of Gardens, Convergence with Nature: A Daoist Perspective; and Sunlight on the Sea: Reflecting on Reflections. Professor Cooper now divides his time between writing and his work as the secretary and a trustee of the charity Project Sri Lanka. He lives with his wife in Northumberland, England.