Alexander Jacob is an Indian-born academic and author. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Ideas at Pennsylvania State University with an essay on Henry More’s A Platonick Song of the Soul. He has also worked at York University and conducted research at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jacob has published numerous translations and studies. Among other themes, he has written on Cambridge Platonism in works such as Henry More’s Refutation of Spinoza (1991), the history of religion in Atman: A Reconstruction of the Solar Cosmology of the Indo-Europeans (2005) and political philosophy in Nobilitas: A Study of European Aristocratic Philosophy from Ancient Greece to the Early Twentieth Century (2001). Furthermore he has translated works by many authors, including Houston Stewart Chamberlain and Edgar Julius Jung.