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
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
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.
Fortnightly Reading Group Meeting
The Derveni Papyrus
Starting bottom of col. XII Friday, 09 October, 10:00am–12:00pm Classics conference room (2038 Tisch)
Monthly Reading Group Meeting
Aristotle on justice: Nicomachean Ethics V
(starting at ch. 1, 1129a3) Sunday, 27 September, 5:00–7:00pm (sharp) Philosophy seminar room (1164 Angell Hall)