Ancient Philosophy @ Edinburgh
Ancient Philosophy @ Edinburgh includes research interests in: Ancient Metaphysics, Ancient Ethics, Contemporary Metaphysics; Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Science, Aristotelian Tradition; Greek society and ethics, emotions; Hellenistic Political Philosophy; Late Antiquity, and Early Christian Thought; Presocratics, Papyrology; Plato, Aristotle, Greek Ethics; Presocratics, Early Academy, Hellenistic Philosophy; Plato’s Moral and Political Theory, Political Utopias; Ancient Ethics and Politics, Moral Philosophy.
|Name||Area of research & supervision|
|Professor Theodore Scaltsas||Ancient Metaphysics, Ancient Ethics, Contemporary Metaphysics (Philosophy)|
|Dr Inna Kupreeva||Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Science, Aristotelian Tradition (Philosophy)|
|Professor Douglas Cairns||Greek society and ethics, emotions (Classics)|
|Professor Andrew Erskine||Hellenistic Political Philosophy (Classics)|
|Dr Simon Trepanier||Presocratics, Papyrology (Classics)|
|Dr Sara Parvis||Early Christian philosophy, Patristics (Divinity)|
|David B. Robinson||Plato, Aristotle, Greek Ethics (Plato Text Unit, Honorary Fellow, Classics)|
|Christopher G. Strachan||Plato, Presocratics, Early Academy, Hellenistic Philosophy (Plato Text Unit, Hon. Fellow, Classics)|
|Dr Stephen Watt||Ancient Ethics and Politics, Moral Philosophy|
Postgraduate degrees open to students with an interest in ancient philosophy
Plato text unit
A new edition of Volume I of the Oxford Classical Text of Plato (Oxford 1995) was produced by a team of scholars. The same scholars, W.S.M. Nicoll, D.B. Robinson and J.C.G. Strachan, joined by F.G. Hermann (Wales) and M. Joyal (Newfoundland), are continuing this project with a view to publication of Volume II in the near future. Three of these scholars work on this Project as Honorary Fellows in the Classics Department, while the Alan Coxon Library for this Project is housed in Philosophy. For more information about the Plato Text Unit please contact Prof Theodore Scaltsas.
Archelogos research projects
With the collaboration of fifty classical philosophers internationally, and artificial intelligence scientists, Archelogos creates databases of philosophical arguments for the purposes of philosophical research, teaching, and for the wider promotion of ancient philosophy. For information about Archelogos please contact the project director, Prof Theodore Scaltsas.
The Arguments in Plato’s and Aristotle’s Works are published on the web at: www.archelogos.com
Ancient philosophy reading groups
Faculty from Scottish and Northern English universities who specialise in ancient philosophy meet in Edinburgh three times a year to read together selected ancient philosophy texts (currently, Plato, Timaeus).
A. E. Taylor Lecture
This is an annual lecture on ancient philosophy given by a distinguished academic. This year, the 17th A.E. Taylor Lecture will be given by Professor Richard Sorabji (King's College London and Wolfson College, Oxford) (details TBA). Last year, Stephen Makin (University of Sheffield) delivered the 16th A.E. Taylor Lecture.
Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow 2010
Victor Caston, Professor of Philosophy and of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, was the Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow 2010 and visited Edinburgh Philosophy in October (16th - 24th) 2010.
There are a number of Philosophy postgraduates at Edinburgh who specialise or have strong research interests in ancient philosophy:
- Thomas Giourgas (PhD)
- Roberto Grasso (PhD)
- Hasse Hamalainen (PhD)
- Niels Hermannsson (PhD)
- Panayiotis Kapetanakis (PhD)
- Dohyoung Kim (PhD)
- Gabriele Meloni (PhD)
- Fontini Pantelides (MSc by Research)
- Andreas Vakirtzis (PhD)
- Lauren Ware (PhD)
- Juan Pablo Mira (MSc Ancient Philosophy, current)
General inquiries about studying ancient philosophy at Edinburgh should be directed to Prof Theodore Scaltsas or Dr Inna Kupreeva. Specific inquiries about the MSc in Philosophy with specialisation in Ancient Philosophy should be directed to Dr Alasdair Richmond, and about the MSc in Ancient Philosophy should be directed to Dr Inna Kupreeva.