Prof. Dr. Klaus Corcilius

Chair in ancient philosophy

University of Tübingen
Philosophical Seminar
Bursagasse 1, Room Nr. 314
D - 72070 Tübingen
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Consultation hours:

During the semester every wednesday between1 and 2 p.m. and on appointment at the office.
During semesterbreak on 14.09.22 and 04.10.22 with prior application by email between 1-2 the office.

Current research project

ERC-Project "Text and Idea of Aristotele's Science of Living Things"
Link to webpage

Main research

Specialization: Ancient Philosophy
Competence: Philosophy of Mind, Action, Moral Psychology, Ethics, Metaphysics



Professor, University of Tübingen Fall 2016 – present
Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley  2011 ­– 2016
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor), Hamburg University 2009 – 2011
Visiting Scholar, Concordia University Montreal, Canada 2008
Research Associate, Humboldt-University, Berlin 2005 – 2009


Doctorate in Philosophy, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Dissertation title: Aristoteles’ Theorie der animalischen Ortsbewegung 2006
M.A. University of Hamburg (Philosophy and Classics), Thesis title: Die Affektionen der Seele in der Aristotelischen Rhetorik 2001
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 1999-2000
University of Hamburg, Philosophy and Classics 1996-2001

Dissertation Advising                                                                          

• Vanessa de Harven, The Coherence of Stoic Ontology, dissertation completed in 2012
• Juan Pablo Bermúzed-Rey, Automaticity and Control in Human Action (external supervisor  University of Toronto, completed in 2015)
• Justin Vlasits, Platonic Division and the Origins of Aristotelian Logic, Berkeley dissertation completed in 2017
• Dan Esses, Theology and Politics in Plato’s late dialogues, Berkeley dissertation completed in 2018
• Mike Arsenault. Aristotle on Perception (working title)
• Fei Dou, Sprache und Sache bei Aristoteles (working title)
• Federica Gonzalez Luna: Axiology and the Evil in Metaphysics IX (working title)

Professional Activities (selection)

• Fall 2010/11: member of the search committee for a professorship with specialization in theoretical philosophy at the University of Hamburg
• Spring 2013: member of the graduate admissions committee
• Spring 2014: chair of the graduate admissions committee
• Spring 2014: member of the search committee for a professorship with specialization in ancient philosophy in the department for classics at UC Berkeley.
• Fall 2014: member of the departmental equity task force
• Spring 2015: chair of the graduate admissions committee
• Spring 2015: member of the departmental equity task force
• Fall 2015: responsible for the teaching assignments of graduate students
• Spring 2016: chair of the graduate admission committee
• Several tenure reviews for US Universities
• Fall 2017: Chair (Geschäftsführender Direktor) Department of Philosophy, University of Tuebingen

Positions and Memberships

• Associate Editor of Rhizomata. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science (since 12/2010, relaunch with De Gruyter in 2013)
• Member of the Editorial Board of Apeiron. Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
• Member of the European Society for Ancient Philosophy (ESAP)
• Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie
• Member of the Gesellschaft für Antike Philosophie


• Ancient Philosophy
• Apeiron
• Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte

Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
• British Journal for the History of Philosophy
• Cambridge University Press

• Classical Antiquity
• Classical Quarterly

Grazer Philosophische Studien
• Harvard University Press
• Journal of the History of Philosophy

Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy
• Oxford University Press
• Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
• Philologus

Philosophers’ Imprint
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

• Res Philosophica
• Rhizomata
• Topoi

Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung




  1. Corcilius, Klaus: Streben und Bewegen. Aristoteles’ Theorie der animalischen Ortsbewegung (Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie), De Gruyter, Berlin, 2008.
  2. Corcilius, Klaus / Christof Rapp (edd.): Beiträge zur Aristotelischen Handlungstheorie, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2008.
  3. Corcilius, Klaus / Christof Rapp (edd.): Handbuch Aristoteles, Metzler, Stuttgart, 2011.
  4. Corcilius, Klaus / Dominik Perler (edd.): Partitioning of the Soul in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, De Gruyter Berlin / New York, 2014.
  5. Corcilius, Klaus: Aristoteles. De anima. Einführung, griechischer Text von Aurelius Förster (1912), Übersetzung und Kurzkommentar, Meiner, Hamburg, 2017.
  6. Corcilius, Klaus / Primavesi, Oliver: Aristoteles. De motu animalium. Philologische Einführung, neuer griechischer Text von Oliver Primavesi, philosophische Einleitung, Übersetzung und Kommentar von Klaus Corcilius, Meiner, Hamburg, 2018.
  7. Corcilius, Klaus / Falcon, Andrea / Roreitner, Robert: Aristotle on the Essence of Human Thought. Oxford University Press 2024 (im Erscheinen)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

  1. Corcilius, Klaus (2007): “Wann ist eine Übersetzung besser als die andere?,” Übersetzung und Transformation (Akten der Jahrestagung des SFB 644, 2006), H. Böhme, C. Rapp, W. Rösler (Hrgs.), De Gruyter, Berlin: 173-189.
  2. Corcilius, Klaus (2008): “Praktische Syllogismen bei Aristoteles”. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 3/2008: 247-297.
  3. Corcilius, Klaus (2008): “Two-Jobs for Aristotle’s Practical Syllogism?”. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 11: 163-184.
  4. Corcilius, Klaus (2008): “Aristoteles’ praktische Syllogismen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts,” Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy: 101-132.
  5. Corcilius, Klaus / Chr. Rapp (2008): “Handlungstheorie bei Aristoteles?“. Introduction to: Beiträge zur Aristotelischen Handlungstheorie, 9-27.
  6. Corcilius, Klaus (2008): “Akrasie bei Aristoteles: Die erste Aporie”. Beiträge zur Aristotelischen  Handlungstheorie, K. Corcilius, Chr. Rapp (edd.): 143-172.
  7. Corcilius, Klaus (2010): “Thomas Hobbes”. Ideen. Repräsentationalismus in der Frühen Neuzeit, D. Perler, J. Haag. (edd.). Berlin & New York: W. de Gruyter: Vol I, 119-164.
  8. Corcilius, Klaus (2010): “Stellenkommentar und Essay: Wie ist Hobbes’ Reduktion der Sinnesempfindungen zu verstehen?,” Ideen. Repräsentationalismus in der Frühen Neuzeit, D. Perler, J. Haag. (edd.). Berlin & New York: W. de Gruyter: Vol. II, 83-122.
  9. Corcilius, Klaus / Pavel Gregoric (2010): “Separability vs. Difference: Parts and Capacities of the Soul in Aristotle”. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXIX: 81-119.
  10. Corcilius, Klaus (2010): “How are Episodes of Thought Initiated, According to Aristotle?”. Soul and Mind. Ancient and Medieval Perspectives on the De anima. Proceedings of the Jubilee of the Wulf De Mansion Centre, Leuven, G. van Riel, P. Destrée, Brill: 1-15.
  11. Corcilius, Klaus (2011): “Aristotle’s Notion of Non-Rational Desire”. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. A Critical Guide, I. Miller: Cambridge University Press: 117-143.
  12. Corcilius, Klaus /Pavel Gregoric (2013): “Aristotle’s Model of Animal Motion”. Phronesis 58/1.
  13. Corcilius, Klaus (2014): “Phantasia und Phantasie bei Aristoteles”. Imagination, Transformation und die Entstehung des Neuen. Beiträge zur Transformation der Antike, P. Brüllmann / U. Rombach / C. Wilde (edd.): De Gruyter, Berlin, 71-87.
  14. Corcilius, Klaus (2014): “Activity, Passivity and Sensory Discrimination in Aristotle”. Active Perception Ancient And Modern, ed. J. F. Silva & M. Yrjönsuuri, Springer, New York, 31-53.
  15. Corcilius, Klaus (2015): “Faculties: Ancient Debates”. Oxford Philosophical Concepts ‘Faculty’, ed. C. Mercer & D. Perler, Oxford, 19-58.
  16. Corcilius, Klaus (2015): “La Psychologie”. Lire Aristote, ed. E. Berti / M. Crubellier, Paris, Vrin, 101-112.
  17. Corcilius, Klaus (2016): “Common Sense and Extra Powers”. A discussion of Anna Marmodoro’s Aristotle on Perceiving Objects”. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy L (2016/1), 289-320.
  18. Corcilius, Klaus (2017): „Aristotle and Thought Experiments“. Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments, ed. by M. Stuart, Y. Ferige, J. Brown, 57-76.
  19. Corcilius, Klaus (2018): “Ideal Intellectual Cognition in Tim. 37a2-c5”, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy LIV (2018/1), 51-105.
  20. Corcilius, Klaus (forthcoming): “De Motu Animalium 6”. Proceedings of the XIX. Symposium Aristotelicum, Oxford University Press, ed. Chr. Rapp, O. Primavesi OUP.
  21. Corcilius, Klaus (forthcoming): “De Anima III 7. The Actuality Principle and the Triggering of Mental Episodes”. Festschrift Michel Crubellier, Peeters.
  22. Corcilius, Klaus (forthcoming): “Aristotle’s Account of Animal Agency”, in: The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Biology, ed. by Sophia M. Connell, CUP.
  23. Corcilius, Klaus (forthcoming): “The Architecture of Locomotive Bodies. The Argument of De incessu 5-6”, in: How Animals Move. Aristotle’s De incessu animalium, ed. by A. Falcon.
  24. Corcilius, Klaus (forthcoming): Towards a science of Life, in: Cambridge Companion to Ancient Science, ed. by Liba Taub, CUP.

Entries in Dictionaries

  1. Corcilius, Klaus (2006): agathon,” (pp. 3-8). orthos logos”(pp. 406-407, with P. Brüllmann 50%). astrologia” (pp. 84-87). anchinoia” (p. 44). pragma” (pp. 486-487).methodos” (356-361). pros hen” (pp. 496-498). synthesis” (pp. 562-564), Aristoteles-Lexikon, ed. O. Höffe, Kröner, Stuttgart:
  2. Corcilius, Klaus (2006): “Handlungstheorie”, Brockhaus - Lexikon, Brockhaus Verlag, Wiesbaden.
  3. Corcilius, Klaus (2011):De anima” (pp. 88-97). Physik” (pp. 75-84). Denken” (pp. 197-206). Handlungstheorie, Fortbewegung” (pp. 239-247). Freundschaft” (pp. 224-226). Methode” (pp. 266-271). Phantasia” (pp. 298-302). Streben” (pp. 330-334).

Reviews and Discussions

  1. Corcilius, Klaus (2005): André Laks, Marwan Rashed (Hrsg.) „Aristote et le mouvement des animaux“ Dix études sur le de Motu Animalium. Septembrion, Villeneuve d’Ascq Cédex, 2004, in Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 59 (1), 150f.
  2. Corcilius, Klaus (2011): Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Book VII, Symposium Aristotelicum, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, Rhizai VIII, 1, pp. 99-109.
  3. Corcilius, Klaus (2011): Sabine Föllinger, (ed.), Was ist ‘Leben’? Aristoteles’ Anschauungen zur Entstehung und Funktionsweise von Leben, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010). Scripta Classica Israelica vol. XXX, pp. 144-147.
  4. Corcilius, Klaus (2015): “Natur, Moral und menschliches Gut: Lernen vom Peripatos. A discussion of Jan Szaif’s Gut des Menschen. Grundzüge und Perspektiven der Ethik des guten Lebens bei Aristoteles und in der Tradition des Peripatos”. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 63(4): 785–791.
  5. Corcilius, Klaus (2017): “Aristotle. De Anima. Translated, with an Introduction and Commentary by Christopher Shields, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 55.1, S. 155f.
  6. Corcilius, Klaus (2017): Eli Diamond, Aristotle: Mortal Imitations of Divine Life. The Nature of the Soul in Aristotle’s De Anima, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (

Workshops and conferences

Past workshops and conferences:

Tübinger Platon-Tage: Platon und die Zeit, 28.-30. April 2022

CRUX Workshop: New Perspectives on Aristotle's De sensu, Tübingen, 19-21. September 2019

CRUX Workshop: New Perspectives on Aristotle's De sensu, Tübingen, 19-21. September 2019

Konferenz: ΝΟΥΣ, De intellectu, Tübingen, 28-29. November 2019

Conferences, Workshops, Reading Groups organized (selection)

• Conference “Partition of the Soul in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, 23-24/10/09 (with D. Perler).
• Conference “Parts of the Soul and Methodology in Aristotle,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, 13/11/09.
• Workshop “Parts of the Soul and Aristotle’s Generation of Animals,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, 06/10-19/09.
• Workshop “Aristotelian Cardiocentrism,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, 15-25/02/09.
• Public Lecture Series „Grenzziehungen. Die Unterscheidung zwischen Natur vs. Geist in der Philosophie der Antike“, Hamburg University, Fall 2010/11.
• West Coast Aristotle Reading Group (monthly event, alternating between Stanford and Berkeley, from 2014 on at Berkeley only)
• Berkeley LMU – workshop in Ancient Philosophy 2013: From Sense Perception to Knowledge.
• Bay Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BayCap) 1, Areyh Kosman: The Activity of Being, University of San Francisco (with M. Oele, USF & Jan Szaif, UC Davis),
• West Coast Plato Workshop: The Two Hippiai, UC Berkeley, 05/10-11/14
• Defining Platonism. Conference in Honour of John Dillon’s 75th Birthday (with Sara Klitenic, Franciscan University Steubenville & John Finamore, University of Iowa, 09/13-14/14
• Berkeley LMU – workshop in Ancient Philosophy 2014, Metaphysics VIII.
• Bay Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BayCap) 2, James Lennox: Aristotle on the Norms of Inquiry, UC Berkeley (with M. Oele, USF & Jan Szaif, UC Davis), 03/06-07/15
• Berkeley LMU – workshop in Ancient Philosophy 2015: Against Universal Goodness. Critique of Plato, and the Concept of Goodness in Aristotle’s Ethical Writings.
• Bay Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BayCap) 3, Katja Vogt: 03/05-06/15
• As head of the Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy, I was the chief organizer of the following series of lectures at UC Berkeley up until 2016:
• Tübinger Platon-Tage: Platon und das Schöne, 04/19-21/18 (recurring event, every three years, as shown above)
• First Tübingen Workshop in Ancient Philosophy: Plato’s Essentialism with Vasilis Politis, 05/10-13/18

Invited Talks

  1. „Wann ist eine Übersetzung besser als die andere?“, SFB 644 – Annual Meeting, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 05/12/05.
  2. “Aristotle’s Theory of Motivation: De Anima III 10,” 11. The European Cultural Centre  at Delphi, Greece, 03/17/05.
  3. “Aristotle’s Critique of Platonic Soul-Partition”, Center for the Study of the Neoplatonic Tradition, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 11/11/05.
  4. “Praktische Syllogismen bei Aristoteles,” Kolloquium der GanPh, Heidelberg, 01/06/06.
  5. “Aristoteles: Metaphysik III 2“, Hochschule für Philosophie, München, Germany, 01/10/06.
  6. “How are Episodes of Thought Initiated, According to Aristotle?” Colloquium Soul And Mind, Wulf De Mansion Center, University Leuven, Belgium, 02/15/07.
  7. “The Place of Deliberation in Aristotle’s Theory of Animal Motion,” Konferenz ‘the Practical Syllogism’, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany, 04/26/07.
  8. “Seelenteile und orexis in Aristoteles’ De anima,” 2. Kongress der GanPh, Hamburg, Germany, 07/20/07.
  9. “Rational Desire in Aristotle”, Séminaire L'âme et l'action, Lille University, France, 06/16/07.
  10. “De Ideis, 87.12–88.2,“ Münchener Aristoteleskreis, Hochschule für Philosophie, München, Germany, 10/06/07.
  11. “Strebung bei Aristoteles,“ Institutskolloquium Philosophisches Seminar, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany, 10/24/07.
  12. “Socrates on Instrumentalisation of Virtue,” European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Berlin, Germany, 11/12/07.
  13. “Parts of Soul in Aristotle,” Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 02/28/08.
  14. “Practical Reason in Aristotle,” Ancient Philosophy Colloquium, Rutgers University, U.S.A., 03/05/08.
  15. “Como provar a causa final,” São Paulo University (USP), São Paulo, Brazil, 04/24/08.
  16. De Motu 6: Mechanism without Materialism,” Konferenz Aristotle’s Theory of Action, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 04/09/08.
  17. “The Role of the Rational Principle in Aristotle’s Ethics,” Concordia University Philosophy Department Colloquium, Montreal, Canada, 11/08/08.
  18. “Desire and the Plan of the De Anima,” Department Colloquium UQUAM, Montreal, Canada 11/14/08.
  19. “Non-Rational Pleasure and Desire in Aristotle,” Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada, 11/28/08.
  20. “Natural Science and the Practical Syllogism,” Conference Delimiting Aristotle’s Science of Nature, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 11/22/08.
  21. “The Soul as an Unmoved Mover in the Explanation of Animal Motion,” Conference Unmoved Movers, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A., 12/12/08.
  22. “Animal Souls in Aristotle,” Center for Advanced Studies, München, Germany, 03/02/09.
  23. “De anima III 11”, Conference ‚Aristotle’s Theory of Action’, University Ca’ Foscari, Venece, Italy, 05/05/09.
  24. “Das Richtige tun. Aristoteles’ Konzeption des orthos logos,“ Institutskolloquium Hamburg, Germany, 03/23/09.
  25. “Aristotle’s Conception of Non-Rational Desire,” Conference ‚Perception and Life’, Universität Basel, Switzerland, 09/11/09.
  26. “Grundlagen der Mobilität bei Aristoteles,“ Fall Meeting Research Group B, TOPOI, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 10/07/09.
  27. “Charakter und Funktion der Phantasia,” NFS Bildkritik, Universität Basel, Switzerland, 10/16/09.
  28. “The Soul Itself. Aristotle’s Scientific Conception of the Soul,“ Konferenz ‚Parts Of the Soul and Methodology in Aristotle’, Berlin, TOPOI, Germany, 11/13/09.
  29. “Die Grenzen zwischen Geist und Natur in der Antike,” Introductory lecture to the “Ringvorlesung” (series of popular lectures on philosophical themes) Hamburg University, Germany, 10/27/10.
  30. “Divine Cognition in the Timeaus. What does Plato’s World Soul know?’ TOPOI Berlin, Germany, 09/17/10.
  31. “Fueled by Love. How Exactly Does The First Mover Move the Heavens?” Conference on Aristotle’s Metaphysics XII Bonn, Germany, 11/30/10.
  32. “Aristotle’s Model of Animal Motion,” MUSAPH, LMU Munich, Germany, 01/14/11 (with P. Gregoric).
  33. “Doing the Right Thing: The Role of the Orthos Logos in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics“, Philosophy Department Colloquium UC Berkeley, U.S.A., 02/07/11.
  34. “The Soul and Its Accidents,” Conference “Aspects of Hylomorphism and Cardiocentrism in Aristotle and Alexander,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 05/27/11.
  35. “The Soul Itself and Its Accidents,” Conference Common to Body and Soul, Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker Stiftung, Neversdorf, Germany, 06/28/11.
  36. De Motu 6,” Symposium Aristotelicum on De Motu Animalium, Munich, Germany, 07/18/11.
  37. XXII. German Congress for Philosophy, LMU Munich, Germany, 08/11-15/11 – declined.
  38. “Aim and Comparability of Aristotle’s Psychology,” Working Group in Ancient Philosophy UC Berkeley, U.S.A., 10/25/11.
  39. Congress of the German Society for Ancient Philosophy (Ganph), Halle, Germany, 01/07/12 (declined).
  40. “Natural Goodness and Human Action in Aristotle,” Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada, 03/18/12.
  41. “Divine Dispensation,” West Coast Plato Workshop, University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A., 05/06/12.
  42. “Faculties: Ancient Debates,” conference “Faculties,” TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 07/13/12.
  43. Comments on Michel Crubellier “A Map of Aristotle’s Noetics,” Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 07/14/12.
  44. “Living Beings and Aristotle’s Science of Life,” Conference “The Notion of Living Beings,” Zürich University, Switzerland, 08/31/12.
  45. “The Soul in Itself vs. Its Accidents,” Los Angeles Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, UCLA, U.S.A., 12/08/12.
  46. “Conceptual Priority and the Reduction of Intermediates in Aristotle’s Metaphysics X, 7,” APA Pacific, San Francisco, U.S.A., 03/27/13.
  47. “Recent Developments in Aristotle’s Moral Psychology,” Ancient Ethics Colloquium, Munich, LMU, Germany, 05/08/13.
  48. “Aristotle on Basic Perceptual Discrimination,” Departmental Talk UC Santa Barbara, U.S.A., 10/18/13.
  49. “Vis Extimativa,” Conference “Ethik und Politik des Aristoteles in der fruehen Neuzeit”, Muenster, Germany, 12/13/13.
  50. “Aristotle on Basic Perceptual Discrimination,” University of Zagreb, Croatia, 12/16/13.
  51. Aristotle’s Theory of Animal and Human Agency, Townsend Center, UC Berkeley, U.S.A., 04/03/14.
  52. “Aristotle on Basic Perceptual Discrimination,” UC Riverside, U.S.A., 04/15/14.
  53. “Hylomorphism and the Explanation of Episodes of Sense Perception,” APA Pacific, San Diego, U.S.A., 04/18/14.
  54. Comments on Lloyd Gerson’s “From Plato to Platonism”, Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy, Vancouver, Canada, 05/03/14.
  55. “Activity and Passivity and Basic Perceptual Discrimination,” Workshop “Varieties of Agency (EPAM)” Stanford University, U.S.A., 06/09/14.
  56. “Basic Animal Action and Internal Heat,” Conference “Aristotle and his Predecessors on Heat, Pneuma and Soul,” Prague, Czech Republic, 6/13/14.
  57. “Hylomorphism and Basic Perceptual Discrimination,” Berkeley / LMU Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Munich, Germany, 7/10/14.
  58. What’s New in Aristotle’s Metaphysics H 6? Berkeley / LMU Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Berkeley, U.S.A., 09/20/14.
  59. “Receptivity, Spontaneity, and Basic Perceptual Discrimination in Aristotle,” Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science Talks, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 10/03/14.
  60. De anima III 2 und die Reflexivität des Wahrnehmens”, Department of Philosophy, University of Tübingen, Germany, 12/18/14.
  61. “Teleology of the Practical Good in the De Motu”, APA St. Luis, U.S.A., 02/19/15.
  62. “Teleology of the Practical Good in Aristotle“, University of Victoria, Canada, 3/27/15.
  63. Comments on „Aristotle on Pleasure“ by Erica Holberg, APA Vancouver, Canada, 04/02/15 (read in absentia).
  64. “Teleology of the Practical Good in Aristotle”, UC Riverside, U.S.A., 04/10/15.
  65. Phantasia and Desire in the De Motu Animalium“, Conference 25th Anniversary PhD. Thesis, Martha Nussbaum, Chicago Law School, U.S.A., 05/16/15.
  66. “Hylomorphism and the Causal Role of the Soul in Aristotle”, Conference “Mechanisms of Sense-Perception in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition”, Gothenburg, Sweden, 06/12/15.
  67. “Natural Goodness and Human Action in Aristotle”, Center for Advanced Study. LMU Munich, Germany, 06/16/15.
  68. “Parts and Unity of the Soul in Aristotle”, University of Cologne, Germany, 06/19/15.
  69. “Aristotle on Inferences from Signs”, Workshop with James Allan on Inference from Signs, TOPOI, Berlin, Germany, 06/28/15.
  70. “Reduction of Intermediates in Metaphysics X. 7”, Berkeley / LMU Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, München, Germany, 07/09/2015.
  71. “Wahrnehmung in De Anima II”, Workshop on my translation of Aristotle’s De Anima, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany, 07/16-17.2015.
  72. “Hylomorphism and the Causal Role of the Soul in Aristotle”, Workshop ‘Aristoteles’ Theoretische Philosophie’, Universität Zürich, Switzerland, 08/03.2015.
  73. Aristotle’s Teleology of the Practical Good,” Berkeley / LMU Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Berkeley, U.S.A., 09/20/2015.
  74. Comment on “Aristotle’s Empiricist Account of Practical Reasoning” by H. Lorenz and B. Morison, Princeton Colloquium in Classical Philosophy, U.S.A., 12/05/2015.
  75. "The Unity of De Anima III 7", Konferenz zu Ehren von Michele Crubellier, Universität Lille, France, 03/10/2016.
  76. “Discourse without Intuitions: Ideal Intellectual Cognition in Plato’s Tim. 37a-c”, Konferenz: ‘Plato’s Late Dialogues’, Northwestern University, U.S.A., 03/17-18/2016.
  77. “A Metaphysical Science of Living Things? The Case of Animal Locomotion”, Conference: ‘Worlds Apart? Aristotelian and Contemporary Engagement in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology’, University of Utah, U.S.A., 04/14-15/2016.
  78. “Natural Goodness and Human Action in Aristotle”, Departmental Colloquium, Philosophy Department UC Davis, U.S.A., 04/22/2016.
  79. De incessu 2, Conference: ‘De incessu animalium’, University of Patras, Greece, 07/11-12/2016.
  80. “Natural and Non-Natural Goodness”, Berkeley / LMU Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Munich, Germany, 08/02-06/2016.
  81. “The Teleology of the Practical Good in Aristotle”, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A., 09/23/2016.
  82. “Perceptual Objects and Cross-Modal Perception in Aristotle”, Konferenz: ‘The Senses and Crossmodal Perception - Aristotelian and Contemporary Perspectives’, University of Bern, Switzerland, 10/28-30/2016.
  83. Aristoteles’ Theorie der animalischen Ortsbewegung. LMU Seminar ‘Antike Handlungstheorie’, Munich, Germany, 11/23/2016.
  84. “Alexander on the Passive Intellect”, Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Intellect - South-East European Association for Ancient Philosophy Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, 12/08/2016. 
  85. “The Ethics of the Timaeus”, Central APA, Kansas Missouri, U.S.A., 03/1-4/2017. 
  86. “Protreptic Elements in Aristotle’s De Anima”, Protreptic Strategies in Aristotle, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 04/23/2017.
  87. Eudemian Ethics 1218a24-b7, European Society for Ancient Philosophy Meeting, Delphi, Greece, 04/08/2017.
  88. “Aristotle’s Theory of Animal Locomotion”, UC Riverside, U.S.A., 04/10/2017.
  89. “The Hylomorphic Definition in DA II 1 and the Causal Role of the Soul, History of Philosophy Workshop UCLA, U.S.A., 04/11/2017.
  90. “Comment on Christopher Shields’ Aristotle. De Anima. Author Meets Critics Session, Pacific APA, Seattle, U.S.A., 04/12/2017.
  91. “GA V” Conference “Aristotle’s Generation of Animals”, Tübingen, Germany, 05/05/2017.
  92. “Die Teleologie des praktisch Guten”, Uni Konstanz, Germany, 18.05.17.
  93. “Hylomorphism and the Causal Role of the Soul”, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, 05/24/2017.
  94. “De Anima I 1, 402a1-403a”, De Anima Reading Group, Spetses, Greece, 08/01/17.
  95. “Hylomorphism and the Causal Role of the Soul in Aristotle”, Conference “Hylomorphism and the Mind Body Problem, Alghero, Italy, 09/29/17.
  96. “Aristoteles’ Wissenschaft vom Lebendigen und die Aristoteles-Kommentatoren der Spätantike,” Conference “Aristoteles-Kommentare und ihre Überlieferung in der Spätantike, Mittelalter und Renaissance”, Hamburg, Germany, 10/28/17.
  97. “Die Teleologie des Praktischen bei Aristoteles”, Institutskolloquium Leipzig, Germany, 11/08/17.
  98. “Die Teleologie des Praktischen bei Aristoteles”, GanPh-Kolloquium, Berlin, Germany, 01/13/18.
  99. “Ideal Intellectual Cognition in Plato’s Timaeus”, Berlin, Kolloquium Antike Philosophie, HU, Berlin, Germany, 02/13/18.
  100. “The Teleology of the Practical and Non-Practical Motivation in Aristotle”. Colloquium Ancient Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 03/12/18.
  101. “Plotin über das Schöne in der Wahrnehmung”. Tübinger Platon-Tage, Tübingen, Germany, 04/21/18.
  102. “Ideal Intellectual Cognition in Plato’s Timaeus”. Universität Bonn, Germany,14.05.18.
  103. „Aristotle on the Domain of Practical Reason“. Remnin University Departmental Colloquium, Beijing, China, 05/22/18.
  104. „Aristotle’s Conception of Practical Reason“. Shangdong University Departmental Colloquium, Jinan, China, 05/23/18.
  105. “Ideal Intellectual Cognition in Plato’s Timaeus”, Ancient Philosophy Conference Beijing,   Remnin University, China, 05/26/18.
  106. “Aristotle’s Teleology of the Practical”, St. Andrews Ancient Philosophy Graduate Conference, St. Andrews University, Great Britain, 06/05/18.
  107. “Mental Representation, Phantasia, and Aristotle’s Model of the Mind.” Conference: Aristotle and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Encounter, Gothenburg, Sweden, 05/20/18.
  108. “GA V As a Coda”. Conference: Aristotle’s Generation of Animals. A Comprehensive Approach, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 08/23/18.
  109. “The Motivational Side of Philosophical Inquiry. A Common Theorem About Rational Motivation in Plato and Aristotle”. Conference: Ancient Modes of Philosophical Inquiry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 09/13/18.
  110. “Was ist praktische Vernunft bei Aristoteles?”. Philosophisches Kolloquium, Universituat Mannheim, Germany, 09/18/18.
  111. “Finally, the truth about Mixture. Alexander of Aphrodisias, De mixtione XIII”. CRUX workshop, Lyon, France, 09/27/18.
  112. “Practical Reasoning and Participation in Plato’s Timaeus”. Ancient Philosophy Colloquium, University of Olso, Norway, 11/09/18.
  113. “The Argument of De anima III 8”. Conference Representation & Reality, London, Warburg Institute, 11/16/18.
  114. “Merkmal des Geistigen? Aristoteles und Intentionalität”. Ringvorlesung Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 12/04/18.
  115. Merkmal des Geistigen? Aristoteles und Intentionalität”. Institutskolloquium, Philosophisches Seminar Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.
  116. “Practical Reasoning and Participation in Plato’s Timaeus”. B Club, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 02/25/19.
  117. “The Argument of the De anima III 8”. Conference De Intellectu, Representation & Reality, University of Gothenburg, 03/28/19.

Staff members

Dr. Sara Diaco
(visiting scientist)


Dr. Claudia Luchetti
(academical guest)

doctoral canidates

  • Dou, Fei
  • Gonzalez-Luna, Federica
  • Kahler, Kati
  • Lu, Yue 
  • Murcia, Raúl
  • Wang, Zhe

academic assistants

Martin Wad Thorsen

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