Students at work in the Classical Studies Library.

The Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Michigan combines the strength of two of Michigan’s leading departments, Philosophy and Classical Studies, both of which have been consistently ranked in the top ten programs in their respective fields for decades.

Students in the program will pursue a PhD in either Philosophy or Classical Studies and an MA in the companion field. All of this can be achieved within the standard six years for each program. Learn more ›

Professor Aileen Das (Classical Studies) joins the Core Faculty in the Program for Ancient Philosophy

15 July

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Program in Ancient Philosophy, Professor Aileen Das in Classical Studies. Das's special area of interest is the relationship between medicine and philosophy in the classical and medieval Islamicate worlds, with a particular focus on Galen. Learn more about her and her work ›

Victor Caston is the new editor of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

15 July

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is one of the two leading serials in the field of Ancient Philosophy. Started in 1983, Oxford Studies has been successively edited by Julia Annas, Christopher Taylor, David Sedley, and most recently Brad Inwood. Caston officially started in July 2015, with the editing of volume 50. The Departments of Philosophy and Classical Studies are funding a graduate student research assistant in connection with the editorship.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday & Friday, 12–13 November 2015
    Mi-Kyoung Lee, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Thursday, 12 November, 4:00–6:00 pm Seminar: Aristotle on Virtue & Justice
    Tanner Library (1171 Angell Hall)

    Friday, 13 November, 3:00–5:00 pm Colloquium: Why Aristotle is not an Egoist
    Tanner Library (1171 Angell Hall)

  • Monthly Reading Group Meeting
    Aristotle on justice: Nicomachean Ethics V

    (continuing with ch. 2, starting at 1130b6) Sunday, 08 November, 5:00–7:00pm (sharp) Philosophy seminar room (1164 Angell Hall)

  • Fortnightly Reading Group Meeting
    The Derveni Papyrus

    Starting bottom of col. XVIII Friday, 13 November, 10:00am–12:00pm Classics conference room (2038 Tisch)