The Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy offers a structured doctoral program in ancient philosophy and science. Students in the program write dissertations, in German or English, which may be more philosophical or more philological in character. Research and dissertation projects focus on a wide range of authors and subjects: Plato and Aristotle, ancient commentators on Aristotle, Middle Platonism, Roman Stoicism, Neo-Platonism, and Arabic philosophy. Particular interest is given to addressing the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic philosophy and science. The program involves research courses, reading groups, tutorial supervision, international workshops, and intensive short courses. The language of instruction is English. The program has a teaching staff of several full professors as well as many additional faculty.
We now welcome applications for the three-year doctoral program or one year of pre-doctoral studies.
Ancient Philosophy & Science Network
The Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy is at the heart of a lively and exciting international community of doctoral students and scholars. The community is connected through the Ancient Philosophy & Science Network (APSN). The partner institutions of the APSN are located at the University of Chicago, University of Leuven - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto, all of which are known for their leading philosophy and classics departments. The University of Cambridge joined the network via its unique Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Read more on the APSN here.