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Academic Staff working mainly in Ancient Philosophy

Prof. Sarah Broadie (Philosophy), OBE

Ancient ethics, metaphysics, moral psychology, and natural philosophy

Prof. Stephen Halliwell (Classics)

Ancient philosophical aesthetics and poetics, especially in Plato and Aristotle

Dr. Alex Long (Classics)

Early Greek philosophy, Plato and Hellenistic philosophy, especially political theory, death and immortality and (in Plato) dialogue and philosophy

Academic Staff with research interests in Ancient Philosophy

Dr. Jon Hesk (Classics)

Ancient ethics (especially virtues and vices) and political thought

Prof. Jens Timmermann (Philosophy)

Ancient Ethics

Prof. Alan Torrance (Divinity)

Peter Woodward (Classics, retired)

Visiting Academic Staff

Prof.Jordi Pia-Comelia (Associate Professor of Classics, Sorbonne-Nouvelle University):

Prof Sophie-Grace Chappell (Philosophy at the Open University): virtue, eudaimonia, right action, and the nature of knowledge in Plato, Aristotle, Aeschylus and Sophocles.

Graduate Students (current and recently graduated)

Recently graduated:

Dr. Aistė Čelkytė (Classics): Hellenistic philosophical schools (especially Stoicism), Galen, ancient aesthetics, Plato and the Platonist tradition, ancient metaphysics and epistemology, ancient science ( Currently Postdoc in the Galen Project of the Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University.

Dr. Li Fan (Philosophy): Plato, Ancient Ethics, Ancient Metaphysics. Now teaching at the School of Humanities, Tongji University (China).

Dr. Manlio Fossati (Classics): Plato’s myths; ethics and responsibility in Plato.

Dr. Janine Gühler (Philosophy): Aristotle’s and Plato’s philosophy of mathematics, Aristotle’s critique of Plato’s theory of Forms, Aristotle’s metaphysic and epistemology. Currently stipendiary lecturer in philosophy at Worcester College, University of Oxford (

Dr. Tosca Lynch (Classics): Ancient Greek music, Athenian mousiké, Plato’s musical aesthetics and its educational, psychological and ethical implications. Currently Junior Research Fellow in Classics, Jesus College, University of Oxford (

Dr. Wolfgang Sattler (Philosophy): Aristotle’s ontology, in particular his essentialism and his notion of substance; contemporary essentialism and modality. Currently post-doc at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil (

Dr. Matthew Shelton (Classics): Socratic and Hellenistic philosophy, ancient psychology, especially madness. Now lecturer in Classics at the University of Cape Town (

Dr. Matthijs Wibier (Classics): Hellenistic philosophy, doxography, causation and law, Roman legal scholarship, history of education ( Now Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Kent, Canterbury.


Mary Dodd (International Relations): Ancient political theory, especially Greek constitutional thought in Plato and Aristotle

Andres Hernandez Villareal (Philosophy)

Hannah Laurens (Philosophy): Aristotle’s metaphysics and psychology, especially Aristotle’s theory of the intellect, Spinoza (

Lorenzo Lazzarini (Philosophy)


Julia Pfefferkorn (Tübingen und Salerno): Plato’s Laws, ancient aesthetics and ethics, Presocratic philosophy, Nietzsche