"Philosophy asks for a reason, not just a scientific fact."

Catherine Rowett is a former member of the European Parliament and a distinguished philosopher. Rowett served as the Green Party MEP for the Eastern Region in 2019 before leaving in January 2020 due to the UK leaving the EU. Rowett is also a Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. She is well known in particular for her work on Greek Philosophy, especially the Pre-Socratic philosophers.

Rowett is cited around the world over for her influential research on Presocratic philosophy, Aristotle, and Plato. She has published seven books, one of which (her popular pocket book called Presocratic Philosophy: a very short introduction) has also been translated into both Modern Greek and Portuguese.

"[Rowett's] approach - the question, 'who loves whom, and for what' - represents an entirely fresh approach to ancient views on eros." — Studies in Christian Ethics