Barbara M. Sattler
                        
Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
Department of Philosophy II                       
Universitätsstraße 150; GA3/31
D-44780 Bochum
E-mail: Barbara.Sattler@rub.de


Positions held:
Spring 2020 – present               Professur für die Philosophie der Antike und des Mittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Summer 2013 – Spring 2020    Permanent position at the University of St. Andrews, Department of Philosophy
Summer Semester 2016           Gastprofessur für das Fachgebiet “Philosophie der Antike und Gegenwart” at the Humboldt Universität (HU) Berlin
Summer 2007 – 2013               Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities Program at Yale University; Secondary Appointment in Classics
Summer 2005 – 2007               Tenure-track position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Philosophy and Department of the Classics
Candlemas semester 2002      Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at St. Andrews
1997 – 2000                             Teaching and research assistantship with Prof. Theunissen, FU-Berlin, in metaphysics and ontology
1992 – 1995                             Private Tutor in mathematics 

Education and Qualifications:
Fall 2001 – June 2006:         Freie Universität (FU) Berlin: PhD (summa cum laude)
October 2004 - June 2005    Diplomatische Akademie Wien, certificate in history, international relations, law and modern languages
June – July 2004                  Wolfson College, Oxford: Academic Visitor
Fall 2002 – summer 2003    University of Oxford: visiting graduate student
February – June 2002          St. Andrews University: visiting graduate student
February 2001                      FU-Berlin: M.A. (with distinction)
1995 – 2000                         FU-Berlin: Studies in Philosophy and German literature
1993 – 1995                         University of Vienna: Studies in German Philology, Philoso-phy and Mathematics
June 1993                            Parhamerplatz 18, Vienna: Matura (with distinction)

Areas of Specialization:
Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Aesthetics

Areas of Competence:
German Idealism, Philosophy of Science

Other Qualifications:
Languages: German (mother tongue), English, French, Italian (reading), Greek, Latin, basic Russian
1996-2001: FU-Berlin: Additional Studies “Teaching German as a Foreign Language”

Publications:
Monograph:
The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought - Foundations in Logic, Method, and Mathematics, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Edited Books:
– Co-editor (with Ursula Coope) of Ancient Ethics and the Natural World, forthcoming with Cam-bridge University Press, 2021.
– Co-editor (with Richard Mohr) of One Book, the Whole Universe: Plato’s Timaeus Today, Proceedings of the Conference “Plato’s Timaeus Today” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 13-16, 2007, Las Vegas: Parmenides Press 2010.
Reviews in: Phronesis 56 (2011), Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012), Anabases 14 (2011), Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Philosophy in Review, Journal for the History of Astron-omy 42, and others.

Journal articles:
– “Time and Space in Plato’s Parmenides”, Etudes Platoniciennes 15, May 2019.
– “The Labours of Zeno – a Supertask?”, in: Ancient Philosophy Today: DIALOGOI 1, pp. 1-17, April 2019.
– “The notion of continuity in Parmenides”, in: Philosophical Inquiry 43, winter-spring 2019, pp. 40-53.
– “Aristotle’s Measurement Dilemma”, in: Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 52, pp. 257-301, summer 2017.
– “Time is double the trouble – Zeno’s Moving Rows”, in: Ancient Philosophy 35, 2015, pp. 1-22.
– “Contingency and Necessity: Human agency in Musil’s The Man without Qualities”, in: The Monist 97.1, January 2014, pp. 86-103.
– “A Likely Account of Necessity, Plato’s Receptacle as a Physical and Metaphysical Basis of Space”, in: Journal of the History of Philosophy 50, April 2012, pp. 159-195.
– “Parmenides’ System – the Logical Origins of his Monism”, in: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 2009/2010, Vol. XXVI, Leiden/Boston 2011, pp. 25-70.

Chapters in Collections and Proceedings:
– “From the object to the subject: Plato’s version of the principle of non-contradiction in Republic IV”, in: Re-Reading Plato’s Republic, ed. by MM McCabe and S. Trépanier, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2022.
– “Divisibility or Indivisibility: the notion of continuity from the Presocratics to Aristotle”, in: The History of Continuity, ed. by Steward Shapiro, Oxford: OUP, forthcoming 2020.
– “Platonic Reception – Atomism and the atomists in Plato's Timaeus”, in: The Reception of Presocratic Natural Philosophy in Later Classical Thought, ed. by Chelsea Harry and Justin Habash, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2020.
– “The ensouled cosmos in Plato’s Timaeus: biological science as a guide to cosmology?”, chapter in Biology and Cosmology in Ancient Philosophy. From Thales to Avicenna, ed. by Ricardo Salles, CUP, forthcoming 2020.
– “Space in Ancient Times: From the Presocratics to Aristotle”, in: “Space”, Oxford Philosophical Concepts, ed. Andrew Janiak, Oxford: OUP 2020.
– “Cosmology and Ideal Society - the division of the day into hours in Plato’s Laws”, in: Down to the Hour: Short Time in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, ed. by Kassandra Miller and Sarah Symons, in Brill’s Series Time, Astronomy, and Calendars, 2019.
– “Sufficient Reason in the Phaedo and its Presocratic antecedents” in: Plato’s Phaedo. Selected Papers from the Eleventh Symposium Platonicum, ed. by Gabriele Cornelli, Francisco Bravo, and Tom Robinson, International Plato Studies, St. Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2018, pp. 239-248.
– “How natural is a unified notion of time? Temporal Experience in early Greek Thought”, in: The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Temporal Experience, ed. by Ian Phillips, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 19-29.
– “Von der Bewegung himmlischer zu der irdischer Körper - Die wissenschaftliche Erfassung physi-scher Bewegung in der griechischen Antike“, in: ΣΩΜΑ. Körperkonzepte und körperliche Existenz in der antiken Philosophie und Literatur, ed. by Thomas Buchheim, Nora Wachsmann, and David Meißner, Hamburg: Meiner Verlag, Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte, Sonderheft 13, 2016, pp. 437-454.
– “The Eleusinian Mysteries in Pre-platonic Thought. Metaphor, Practise and Imagery for Plato’s Symposium”, in: “Greek Religion, Philosophy and Salvation”, ed. Vishwa Adluri, Berlin: de Gruyter, 151-190, 2013.
– “A time for learning and for counting – Egyptians, Greeks and empirical processes in Plato’s Ti-maeus”, in: “One Book, the Whole Universe: Plato’s Timaeus Today”, Proceedings of the Conference “Plato’s Timaeus Today” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 13-16, 2007, Las Vegas: Parmenides Press 2010, pp. 249-266.

Reviews:
– Review of John Palmer, Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy, Classical World 107.3, 2014, pp. 421-423.
– Review of Patricia Curd and Daniel Graham (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy 33, 2013, p.187-193.
– Review of Christopher Shields, Aristotle, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 2008.
– Review of Michael Bordt, Platons Theologie, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, July 2007.
– Review of H-G. Nesselrath (Übersetzung und Kommentar), Platon. Kritias, Bryn Mawr Classical
   Review, January 2007.
– Review of Walter Benjamin, Berlin Childhood, Metapsychology Online, August 2006

Miscellaneous:
Revision of Donald Zeyl’s article on Plato’s Timaeus on the Stanford Encyclopedia for Philosophy, winter 2017 (https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2017/entries/plato-timaeus/).

Work in preparation:
Monograph:
– Conceptions of Space in ancient Greek thought, monograph manuscript, full draft of the introduc-tion and the five chapters – in preparation for CUP for their series Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy.

Articles:
– “Aristotle’s reception of Zeno”, in: Eleatic Ontology and Aristotle, ed. by David Bronstein and Fa-bián Mié.

Work commissioned:
– “Proportions as the basic structure in Plato’s Timaeus”, in: Plato’s Timaeus and the Emergence of Disciplinary Thinking in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, ed. by Jacomien Prins and Edmund Thomas, Oxford-Warburg Studies; for March 2020
– “Hesiod as a Philosopher”, in: Neglected Classics of Philosophy, volume II, edited by Eric Schlies-ser, OUP.
– Chapter on the Principle of Sufficient Reason in the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, in: “The Principle of Sufficient Reason”, Oxford Philosophical Concepts, ed. by Fatema Amijee and Michael Della Rocca, Oxford: OUP.
– “Commentary on Aristotle’s Generation of Animals I, 17-18”, in: Aristotle on Living Beings: A Commentary on Aristotle’s Generation of Animals, ed. by Ina Goy, OUP.

Work submitted:
– “Reconstructing Zeno’s Fourth Paradox of Motion”, revise and re-submit.
– “Thinking makes the World go round - Intellection and Astronomy in Plato’s Timaeus”, submitted.
– “What is doing the explaining? And should we do it? An atomistic idea”, submitted
– “Planetary motions – a guide through human history? Plato’s astronomy and philosophy of history in the Timaeus”.
– “Plato’s Forms in the language of the Eleusinian Mysteries”.

Work in Progress:
Book:
– Ancient Notions of time from Homer to Plato, monograph manuscript, draft of three (out of six) chapters.
– Zeno, outline of a book discussing all of Zeno’s paradoxes handed down to us.
Articles:
– “Duration versus point in time – The conceptual complexity of the notion of hour in early Greek thought”, article in draft form.
– “Space and Place in Zeno”, article in rough draft form.
– “Temporality and Genre in Early Greek Literature”, article in very rough draft form.
– “How to think of thought – Aristotle’s reception of Plato’s Timaeus in De Anima I, 3”, article in rough draft form.
– “Plato on the distinction between temporal, logical, and causal origins”, paper in rough draft form.
– “Platonic history of philosophy”, article in rough draft form.

Work on German Literature:
– Articles on “Daniel Kehlman” and “Jan Koneffke” in: Autorenlexikon deutschsprachiger Literatur der Gegenwart ed. by Prof. Horst Denkler (forthcoming 2019).
– Book Reviews on contemporary German literature, written and broadcast for the Austrian radio station “Ö1” (various dates, 2003-05).

Public Outreach
– “Measurement and Scales in Aristotle”, article in the Series “Insight” vol. 10 (16), 2018 (https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ias/insights/16Sattler-final.pdf).
– “Measurement Problems in Ancient Greece – Time and Speed”, public lecture at St. John’s Col-lege, Durham, February 16th, 2017.
– Interviewed Guest on Zeno’s Paradoxes, BBC Radio 4 show of “In Our Time”, September 22nd, 2016: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07vs3v1
– Curator for a Display on Renaissance Prints and Incunabula of the Timaeus at the Rare Book Room of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 13 - October 13, 2007 (website: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/rbx/exhibitions/Plato/Pages/Index.html).

Talks and Commentaries (not including job talks):

– “Platonic history of philosophy”, invited talk at the Aristotelian Society, London, February 1st, 2021.
– “The Principle of Sufficient Reason in the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle”, invited talk at the workshop “The Principle of Sufficient Reason”, Yale University, December 11th-13th, 2020.
– “Mathematics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Timaeus”, invited talk at the Séminaire Histoire des sci-ences mathématiques, Sorbonne, Paris, May 27th, 2020.
– “Space and void in Greek Thought”, invited talk at the invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of St. Andrews, March 3rd, 2020.
– “Space and void in early Greek Thought”, invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium at the Uni-versity of Stirling, January 30th, 2020.
– “The principle of non-contradiction and Plato’s argument for the tripartion of the soul in Republic IV”, invited talk at the conference “Plato’s Republic”, University of Edinburgh, November 21st-24th, 2019.
– “Chronos as all-encompassing – Plato’s Unification of Time”, invited keynote talk at the confer-ence "Time and Cosmogony in Plato and the Platonic Tradition", Autonomous University Barcelo-na, October 22nd -23rd, 2019.
– “The relationship of Zeno and Parmenides according to Plato, Aristotle, and Eudemus - Reply to Richard McKirahan’s Lecture ‘Aristotle and Zeno’”, invited talk at the Eleatica, Fondazione Alario per Elea-Velia, Ascea, September 18-21, 2019
– “The role of mathematics in Plato’s Timaeus and his method of division in the Sophist”, invited talk at the Colloque “Divisions et Puissances chez Platon”, ENS, Paris, July 12th -13th, 2019.
– “Time and Temporal things”, invited talk at the Annual Conference of the School of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, April 22nd 2019.
– “The Labours of Zeno – a Supertask?”, invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of talk Edin-burgh, April 11th, 2019.
– “Raum und Leere im frühgriechischen Denken“, invited talk at the University of Tübingen, Dec. 6th, 2018.
– “Zenons Raum- und Bewegunsparadoxien und ihr Parmenideischer Hintergrund“, invited talk at the University of Vienna, Nov. 27th, 2018.
– “Space and Place in Plato and Presocratic thought”, invited talk at the Southern Association for Ancient Philosophy (SAAP) Meeting, Cambridge, Sept 10th and 11th, 2018.
– “Plato’s understanding of chronos – the fundament for modern theories of time”, talk at the con-ference “Plato’s Heritage from a Historical View: Intellectual Transformations and New Research Strategies”, St Petersburg, 28th-30th August 2018.
– “Die atomistischen Ursprünge wissenschaftlicher Erklärungen“, invited talk at Bochum University, Departmental Colloquium, July 11th, 2018.
– “Duration versus point in time – The conceptual complexity of the notion of hour in early Greek thought”, invited talk at the workshop “The Day Unit in Antiquity and the Middle Ages”, at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, June 10th and June 11th, 2018.
– “Chaos and figures of primary bodies in the Timaeus”, invited talk at the conference “Plato’s Ti-maeus II”, Paris, June 1st-2nd, 2018.
– “Time and space in Plato’s Parmenides”, invited talk at a workshop on "Cosmology in the Parmen-ides" of the Société d'Etudes Platoniciennes, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, May 29th and 30th, 2018.
– “Divisibility or Indivisibility: the notion of continuity from the Presocratics to Aristotle”, work-shop on Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on the Continuum at the Hebrew University, Jeru-salem, May 8th-9th, 2018.
– “Cosmology and Ideal Society - the division of the day into hours in Plato’s Laws”, invited presen-tation at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, March 5th, 2018.
– “The Labours of Zeno – a Supertask?”, invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of St. Andrews, November 13th, 2017.
– “Thinking makes the World go round - Intellection and astronomy in Plato's Timaeus, invited talk at the Institute of Classical Studies ancient philosophy seminar, London, Nov. 6th, 2017.
– “Aristotle’s Theory of Semen in Generation of animals”, invited talk at the conference “Aristotle’s Generation of Animals, Tübingen, May 3rd-5th, 2017.
– “The World Soul in Plato’s Timaeus”, invited talk at the conference “Plato’s Timaeus I” at Brown University and Providence College, April 7–9, 2017.
– “The thinking of the World Soul – intellection and astronomy in Plato’s Timaeus”, Keynote lec-ture at the Central European graduate workshop in ancient philosophy, Budapest, March 24th-26th, 2017.
– “Time and Agency in Early Greek thinking”, talk at the Central APA Panel “Ancient and Con-temporary notions of time, Kansas City, March 1st - 4th, 2017.
– “’Short time’ in Greek philosophy”, talk at the conference “Down to the Hour: Perspectives on Short Time in the Ancient Mediterranean”, at the University of Chicago, February 24-25th, 2017.
– “Aristotle’s Account of Measurement”, invited talk at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham, February 20th, 2017.
– “What is doing the explaining? An atomistic idea”, Keynote lecture at the Oxford Graduate Con-ference in Philosophy, Oxford, November 12-13, 2016.
– “Aristotle’s Measurement Dilemma”, invited talk at the University of Oxford, October 27th, 2016.
– “Sufficient Reason in the Phaedo”, plenary talk (accepted by peer review) at the 11th Symposium Platonicum in Brasilia, July 4th to 8th, 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZY_OCZvnY).
– “Aristotle’s Measurement Dilemma”, invited talk at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Bra-zil, July 1st-2nd, 2016.
– “The notion of continuity in Parmenides”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the 5th biennial Con-ference of the International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS) in Austin, Texas, June 13th-17th, 2016. (Could not attend)
– “Living beings in Plato’s Cosmos”, invited talk at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, May 26th -27th, 2016.
– “The troubles with motion: Aristotle’s reception of Plato’s Timaeus”, talk at the Conference “The reception of Plato’s Timaeus in Hellenistic Times” at Edinburgh University, April 1st–3rd, 2016.
– “Origins in Plato’s Timaeus”, invited Keynote lecture at the Cambridge Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy on ‘Archai and Geneseis: Theorising Origins in Ancient Philosophy’, Cam-bridge, March 18th-19th, 2016.
– “Temporality and Genre in Early Greek Literature”, invited talk at the Institute of Classical Stud-ies ancient philosophy seminar, London, February 1st, 2016.
– “The knowability of physical processes in Plato” invited paper at a Workshop on Stability in Plato, HU-Berlin, Nov 13th, 2015.
– “What is doing the explaining? An atomistic idea”, invited talk at the University of Stirling, No-vember 5th, 2015.
– “The Unification of Time”, invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of St. Andrews, October 5th, 2015.
– “Ancient Notions of Time”, invited talk at Northwestern University, May 8th 2015.
– “Aristotle’s notion of measurement”, invited talk at the Center for the History of Science, Univer-sity of Gent, 29th of April, 2015.
– “Ancient Notions of Time”, invited talk at the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy meet-ing at Durham 14th-15th of April, 2015.
– “Chronos as all-encompassing – Plato’s Unification of Time”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy at York, 9th -11th of April, 2015.
– “Time and temporal things”, invited talk at the Classics Department of the University of St. An-drews in their Departmental Colloquium Series, February 20th , 2015.
– “Ancient Notions of Space”, invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of Glasgow University, February 18th 2015.
– “Plato's account of the Forms in the Sophist and their relation to natural philosophy”, invited talk at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, January 30th 2015.
– “Chronos as all-encompassing – Plato’s Unification of Time”, talk (accepted by peer review) to be given at the American Philological Association Meeting in New Orleans, January 9th 2015.
– “Zeit im Wandel der Zeit, Antike Zeitbegriffe von Homer bis Platon”, Keynote lecture, at the An-cient Philosophy Workshop for Female Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers, HU-Berlin, Dec 1st, 2014.
– “What is doing the explaining? An atomistic idea”, invited talk at Glasgow University, November 11th, 2014.
– “Space and Place in Zeno”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the 4th biennial Conference of the International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS) in Thessaloniki, June 30th to July 4th, 2014.
– “Temporality and Genre in Early Greek Literature”, talk at an Aesthetics Work in Progress Work-shop at the Philosophy Department of St. Andrews, June 4th 2014.
– “Ancient Notions of Space”, invited talk at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ostrava, May 6th 2014.
– “Ancient Notions of Space”, invited talk at the Undergraduate Society of St. Andrews, February 25th, 2014.
– “Making Motion intelligible – from the motions of the heavenly bodies in Plato to the motion of earthly objects in Aristotle”, talk at the 8th London Ancient Science Conference, The Institute of Classical Studies, February 18th, 2014.
– “What is doing the explaining? An atomistic idea”, talk at the Winter Reflectorium, University of St. Andrews, December 9th 2013.
– “What is doing the explaining? An atomistic idea”, invited talk at Edinburgh University, Novem-ber 8th, 2013.
– “Die Wissenschaftlichkeit der Naturbewegung bei Platon und Aristoteles - von der Bewegung himmlischer zu der irdischer Körper”, invited talk at the 4th Kongress der Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie, München, October 2013.
– “Plato’s Forms in the language of the Eleusinian Mysteries”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the X. Symposium Platonicum, Pisa, July 15th-20th 2013.
– “Atomism in Plato’s Timaeus”, invited talk at the Conference “Philosophy in the Making: Early Receptions of and Reactions to Presocratic Thought”, Stanford June 7-8th 2013.
– “Investigating nature in Aristotle - from doxa to epistêmê”, invited paper at a workshop on Doxa in Aristotle at Columbia University, April 27th, 2013.
– “Space in Ancient Times: From the Presocratics to Aristotle”, invited paper at a workshop on space at the Duke University April 19-20th, 2013
– Invited Commentary as a critic for an author meets critic session on Sarah Broadie’s book “Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus”, at the Pacific APA in San Francisco, March 2013 
– “Plato’s Forms in the language of the Eleusinian Mysteries”, invited talk at an ancient philosophy workshop at Dartmouth, February 16th-17th 2013.
– “The Labours of Zeno – a Supertask?”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the HOPOS (History of Philosophy of Science) conference in Halifax, June 21-24th 2012.
– “Aristotle on Continuity – Physics Book VI”, invited paper given at a workshop on Aristotle Phys-ics at the Humboldt Universität Berlin, June 9th 2012.
– “Time and Space in Ancient Greece. ‘Time’ and ‘Space’ in Ancient Greece?”, invited talk at the Classics Department at Yale University, within the Departmental Colloquium Series, 2011-2012: Lost in Time? Modern categories and Ancient “Realities”, January 20th 2012.
– Commentary on Marcus Folch’s “Immanent Poetics in Plato’s Laws: Politics and Performance in the Second-Best City”, at the MACTE conference at Yale University, Dec 10th 2011.
– “The intelligibility of processes in the realm of becoming”, talk at the Ancient Conference for Sa-rah Broadie “In the Steps of the Ancients”, University of St. Andrews, November 4th 2011.
– “The Ascent to Beauty: The Eleusinian Mysteries in Plato’s Symposium”, paper presented at the MACTE conference at Boston University, May 7th 2011.
– “Ontological and educational mimêsis in Plato’s Republic”, talk at the IX. Symposium Platonicum, Tokyo August 1st-7th 2010.
– “The Logical Origins of Parmenides’ Monism”, invited talk at the Oxford Ancient Philosophy Workshop, June 17th, 2010.
– “Zeno’s Moving Rows: Double the time is half the time without atomism”, invited presentation at King’s College London, May 20th 2010.
– “The conceptual basis for motion and change in Greek Atomism”, talk at the 5th London Ancient Science Conference, UCL, March 10th, 2010.
– “Geschichtsphilosophie und Kosmologie: Zeitstrukturen in Platons Timaios”, invited talk at the Universität Klagenfurt, January 18th, 2010.
– “Banning Nature from the Realm of Reason – Parmenides’ Challenge to Natural Philosophy”, presentation at the Pre-socratic Research Group of André Laks at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, November 25th, 2009.
– “Banning Nature from the Realm of Reason – Parmenides’ Challenge to Natural Philosophy”,  invited talk at the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, and “Defending Parmenides – Zeno’s Paradoxes of Motion”, accompanying seminar, College of the Holy Cross, October 29th, 2009.
– “Plato's receptacle - a notion of space?”, talk (accepted by peer review) given at the Pacific APA in Vancouver, April 9, 2009.
– “Cosmology and Philosophy of History: Temporal Structures in Plato’s Timaeus”, invited fellows’ talk at the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, February 11th, 2009.
– “Plato’s notion of Space”, invited talk given at the Symposium in Honor of Steven J. Wagner's Retirement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 15, 2008.
– “Planetary motions as a guide through history? Plato’s astronomy and philosophy of history in the Timaeus”, talk given at the conference “Plato’s Timaeus Today” at the University of Illinois at Urba-na-Champaign, September 13-16, 2007.
– “Being initiated into Beauty. Plato’s use of the Eleusinian Mysteries in Symposium 209e – 211c”, talk given at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in Cincinnati, April 11-14, 2007.
– Invited commentary on Sarah Broadie’s “Descent and Reminiscence in the Timaeus-Critias” at the Chicago Ancient Philosophy Conference “Philosophy and Religion in Ancient Greece” organised by the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University in Chi-cago, November 3 - 4, 2006.
– “Time reduced to space. Zeno’s fourth paradox”, talk at the Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy meeting in New York, October 20 – 22, 2006.
– “Das Ungenügen des metaphysischen Maßbegriffs für die Erfordernisse der Physik bei Aristoteles”, invited talk at the Gesellschaft für Antike Philosophie meeting in Leipzig, January 8, 2005.
– “Zeno’s Moving Rows: No atomists at work”, talk (accepted by peer review) at the Postgraduate session of the Joint session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, Canterbury, July 9-12, 2004.
– “Making movement an object of science - time in Plato and Aristotle”, talk at the Society of An-cient Greek Philosophy meeting in New York, October 31 - November 2, 2003.

Scholarships, Fellowships:

February-July 2018     Fellowship at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem
January-March 2017     Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Durham University
Trinity Term 2010     Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford
2009/2010        Morse Fellowship from Yale for a Sabbatical Year
2008/2009        Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center
Spring 2007     Scholars Travel Fund Award to give a paper at the CAMWS meeting in Cin-cinnati, April 2007
Fall 2006    Scholars Travel Fund Award to give a paper at the SAGP meeting in New York, October 2006
Summer 2005    Scholarship from the Diplomatische Akademie Wien for exchange with the Russian Diplomatic Academy, Moscow
2001 – 2004         Scholarship for PhD research from Villigst (Research Funding Body)
Spring 1998        DAAD scholarship for a traineeship at the Goethe Institute of Athens, Greece
1995/96         Erasmus scholarship for FU-Berlin
1995             Grant from the University of Vienna for good progress in my studies

Service at St. Andrews:
– Catalyst Lead for the SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School in the Arts and Humanities) in philoso-phy
– Sub-honours advisor 2019/2020.
– PhD Convenor and Internal Examiner in Philosophy for Pärttyli Rinne (“Kant on Love”), Li Fan (“Love and Madness in Plato’s Phaedrus”), Janine Gühler (“Aristotle on Mathematical Objects”), Ines de Asis (“The Province of Photography”), and Daniele Labriola (“On Plato’s Conception of Phi-losophy”).
– PhD Convenor and Internal Examiner in Classics for Manlio Fossati (“Myth and Argument in Plato’s Republic, Phaedo and Phaedrus”).
– MPhil Convenor and Internal Examiner for Bihotz Barrenechea Domínguez (“Mandeville, Hutche-son, and Hume on Pride and Honour”).
– Supervisor of Lorenzo Lazzarini’s PhD on “Time in Plato’s Timaeus” and of Louys Gackstetter’s MPhil thesis on “Eros in Plato’s Symposium”.
– External PhD Examiner for Hyeok Yu (“Self-Knowledge in the Charmides”) at Durham; External MLitt Examiner for Nathan Gower (“The Principle of Like-Knows-Like in the Theories of Soul and Cognition in Plato’s Timaeus”) at Oxford; and Zweitgutachter for the BA Thesis of Sabrina Ulbrich (“Das Zusammenwirken von Seiendem und Werdendem in Platons Timaios”) at the HU-Berlin.
– MLitt Director of the SASP Program Martinmas semester 2017.
– Organizer of the Philosophy Club Candelmas and Martinmas semester 2016.
– Undergraduate Visiting Day Co-ordinator 2014 and 2016.
– Organizer of the Postgraduate Reading Party 2013 and 2014

Service to Yale:
– Coordinator of the Philosophy Sections of Directed Studies (DS).
– Member of the Humanities Program Executive Committee 2012/2013.
– Responsible for awarding the Marshall J. Dodge III Memorial Fund prize administered by the Phi-losophy Department for Philosophy DS papers.
– Member of the Search Committee for two junior positions in MEML, fall 2011.
– Member of the Colloquium Committee fall 2010– winter 2011
– Faculty Lunch Organizer 2008/2009.
– Member of the Philosophy Graduate Admissions Committee in 2008 and 2011.
– Involved in the re-launch of the Ancient Philosophy PhD Program as a joint program between Classics and Philosophy.
– Member of the Program Committee of the joint Ancient Philosophy Program (which included, among other things, being an examiner for oral qualifying exams and reading the graduate admis-sion files of applicants to the program).
– Graduate student’s qualifying paper reader for Tina Rulli, Tim Clark, Matt Lindauer, Sara Protasi, and Julianne Chang.
– Chaired the Jacob Cooper Prize Committee for the Classics department in 2008, 2012, and 2013.
– Prospectus defense examiner for Heidi Lockwood and Tim Clark
– Director of Nicholas David’s senior thesis “Science Founded on Absurdities? The Use of Reductio ad Impossibile in Ancient Greek Mathematics” and
– Director of Tobias Kuehne’s senior thesis “Zeno, Modern Mathematics, and the Completed Infini-ty Fallacy.”
– Member of the Yale College Executive Committee 2011/12 and 2012/2013.
 
Service to the Profession:
– Member of the Executive Committee and Council of the Aristotelian Society, October 2018-2021.
– European Representative of the International Plato Society (IPS) 2016 - 2022.
– Editor, together with Rafael Ferber and Livio Rossetti, of the International Pre-Plato¬nic Studies Series of the Academia Verlag.
– Member of the Editorial Board of the Journals Philosophical Quarterly, Les Etudes Platoniciennes, and Archai.
– Refereeing for the Journal “Ancient Philosophy”, “Archiv”, “BACAP” (Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy), “British Journal for the History of Philosophy”, “Classical Philology”, “Classical Quarterly”, “Dialogue”, “HOPOS” (History of Philosophy of Science), “Journal of the History of Philosophy”, “Philosopher’s Imprint”, “Plato Journal”, “Phoenix”, “Philosophical Re-view”, “Theoria”, “TAPA”; for OUP, Bloomsbury Publishing, the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsge-meinschaft), and the University of Liège.
– Advising Bloomsbury Publishing on an Ancient Philosophy Book Series.
– Co-organizer, with Alex Long, of the Northern Association Meeting in Ancient Philosophy in St. Andrews, April 4th–5th 2016.
– Co-organizer, with Inna Kupreeva, of a Conference on the ancient reception of the Timaeus in Edinburgh, April 1st-3rd 2016.
– Co-organizer, with Jens Timmermann, of the Conference “In the Steps of the Ancients” in St. Andrews, November 2011.
– Co-organizer, with Richard Mohr and later Kirk Sanders, of the conference “Plato’s Timaeus To-day” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign September 13-16, 2007 with 26 invited speakers.
– Member of the Executive Committee for the philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, academic year 2006-07 and of the Search Committee for a position in Meta-physics and Epistemology.
– Review of PhD Programs for the 2006 Assessment of the NRC

Teaching:
At St. Andrews University:
Autumn 2019:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Plato and Aristotle
Tutorials for the Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Mind and World, Lectures on the Mind-Body Problem, Time, and Causation
Spring 2019:     Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy: Plato’s Timaeus and Sophist
    Tutorials for the Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy
Autumn 2017:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Plato and on Hellenistic Philosophy
Tutorials for the Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
MLitt Course on Aristotle on the First Cause of Motion and Change (Co-taught with Sarah Broadie).
Autumn 2016:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Plato and on Hellenistic Philosophy
MLitt Course on Aristotle on Motion, the Infinite, and Place/Space (Co-taught with Sarah Broadie).

At the HU-Berlin:
Summer 2016:    Proseminar Antike Raumkonzeptionen
        Proseminar Einführung in die Vorsokratische Philosophie
        Hauptseminar Platons Timaios
        Doktorandenkolloquium

At St. Andrews University:
Spring 2016:     Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy: Plato’s Timaeus and Philebus
    Tutorials for the Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy
Autumn 2015:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Plato and on Hellenistic Philosophy
MLitt Course on Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle (Co-taught with Sarah Broadie).
    Supervision of an Undergraduate Thesis by Beatrice Staffini on Antirealism in Mathematics
    Start of Supervision of Lorenzo Lazzarini’s PhD thesis on Time in Plato and of Louys Gackstetter’s MPhil thesis on the Symposium
Spring 2015:     Supervision of two MLitt Theses on Aristotle’s account of time in the Physics
Autumn 2014:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Plato and on Hellenistic Philosophy
        Tutorials for the Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
        MLitt Course on Ancient Notions of Space
    Supervision of an Undergraduate Thesis by Chloe Apostolatos on Plato’s Theory of Forms
Spring 2014:     Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy: Plato’s Timaeus and Sophist
    Tutorials for the Honours Lecture Course on Classical Philosophy
Autumn 2013:    Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Lectures on Hellenistic Philosophy
        Tutorials for the Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

At Yale University:
Spring 2013:     Seminar: Notions of Time in Ancient Philosophy and Literature
Directed Studies: Philosophy from Descartes to Parfit and Korsgaard
Fall 2012:     Seminar: Plato’s Timaeus
Directed Studies: Ancient Philosophy
Spring 2012:     Seminar: Ancient Philosophy of Science 
Directed Studies: Philosophy from Descartes to Ayers
Graduate student Independent Study (for Classics Credit) on the Presocratics
Fall 2011:     Lecture Course: Aesthetics – Sensuality and Rationality
Directed Studies: Ancient Philosophy
Spring 2011:     Seminar: Work in Progress for graduate students (co-taught with Zoltan Szabo) 
Directed Studies: Philosophy from Descartes to Williams
Fall 2010:     Seminar: Plato’s Sophist (co-taught with Verity Harte)
Directed Studies: Ancient Philosophy
Spring 2009:     Seminar: Philosophy of Mathematics in Ancient Greece
Directed Studies: Philosophy from Descartes to Russell
Fall 2008:     Seminar: Plato’s Parmenides (co-taught with Verity Harte)
Directed Studies: Ancient Philosophy
Spring 2008:     Seminar: Time and Space/Place in Plato and Aristotle
Directed Studies: Philosophy from Descartes to Wittgenstein
Fall 2007:     Directed Studies: Ancient Philosophy

At the University of Urbana-Champaign: 
Dissertation Supervisor “On Musical Representation” – Brandon Polite (defence in Nov. 2010)
Spring 2007:     PHIL 410 - The Presocratics: The beginning of Western Philosophy as the discovery of the difference between knowledge and perception
GRK 520/PHIL 501 - Seminar on Late Plato
Fall 2006:     PHIL 203 - Ancient Philosophy, Survey
CLCV 220 - Origins of Western Literature, Topic: Ancient Notions of Time
Independent Study on Aristotle
Spring 2006:     PHIL 423 - Philosophy of Art
GRK 202 - Classical and Koine Greek

At St. Andrews University 2002:
Tutorials on Plato and Aristotle
 
At the FU-Berlin:
“Tutorien” on the following subjects:
summer semester 2000: S. Kierkegaard: “Krankheit zum Tode”
summer semester 1999: Plato: “Sophist”
winter semester 1998/99: M. Heidegger: “Sein und Zeit”
summer semester 1998: G.W.F. Hegel: “Vorlesungen über die Ästhetik”
winter semester 1997/98: G.W.F. Hegel: “Einleitung zu Phänomenologie des Geistes”
summer semester 1997: Aristoteles: “Metaphysik“ book A, G, E and M. Heidegger: “Was ist Meta-physik?”

At the summer academies of the “Verein zur Förderung hochbegabter Schüler”: 
Summer 2001: “Menschenbilder im Wandel der Geschichte am Leitfaden des Freiheitsbegriffs”
Summer 1999: “Philosophische Fragen zur Kunst”.