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ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY IN BOCHUM

In Philosophy and Classics the following faculty have primary research and teaching interests in ancient philosophy:

Prof. Dr. Manuel Baumbach (Classics)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Epictetus, Porphyry, philosophy & literature (i.e., the literary forms used by philosophers and their impact on the development of literary genres)



Prof. Dr. Reinhold Glei (Classics)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Cicero as a philosopher, ancient & medieval logic, philosophy of mathematics, Aratus and the reception of the Phaenomena



Prof. Dr. James Wilberding (Philosophy)


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Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Plato & the history of Platonism, natural philosophy, history of natural science, moral psychology




There are also many faculty in other departments at the RUB with teaching and research interests in or directly relevant to ancient philosophy, including:

Dr. Rüdiger Arnzen (Arabic and Islamic studies)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


medieval Arabic concepts of Metaphysics, Platonic Forms (ṣuwar aflāṭūniyya) in Arabic philosophy, history of science in the Islamic world

Prof. Dr. Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt (Arabic and Islamic studies)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


the Arabic Galen, Graeco-Arabic Medicinalia in general, Arabic philosophy (especially Al-Kindî and the Baghdad Peripatetics)


PD. Dr. Ludger Jansen (Theology)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Plato, Aristotle, Reception of Ancient Philosophy in the Middle Ages



Dr. phil. Burkhard Reis (Theology)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Platonism (especially Middle Platonism), Ethics, Philo of Alexandria



Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Tapp (Theology)


Research interests in ancient philosophy:


Plato, Aristotle


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