Uni-Tübingen

Anna Schwetz

Email: anna.schwetz(at)uni-tuebingen.de

 

Biographical information

  • since April 2017: Research Assistant and PhD Student at the Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity – Production and Perception, Tübingen University
  • 3/2012 – 4/2017: Student and Research Assistant at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz; project «Augustinus-Lexikon» at the Zentrum für Augustinus Forschung (ZAF), Würzburg
  • 12/2015 – 02/2016: Teacher for German as a Foreign Language (DaF): preparation cours German for refugees at «Sprachen Plus»
  • 12/2015: 1. State Examination in Greek and Latin
  • 8/2013 – 7/2014: Studienaufenthalt in Italien: Università Ca’Foscari Venezia und Università degli Studi di Pisa (Erasmus-scholarship)
  • 9/2008 – 9/2015: Greek and Latin for teaching at Secondary Schools at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

 

Research interests

  • ancient philosophy: platonism, skepticism and stoicsm
  • Cicero's Philosophica
  • ambiguity in Latin and Greek literature

 

Abstract:

"Ambiguity in Ciceros’s Philosophica: Arcesilaus’ two faces in the philosophical reception" (working title)

Arcesilaus, head of Plato’s Academy in the 3rd c. BCE, is usually seen as a sceptic. However, in Cicero’s philosophical texts certain cases can be identified in which Arcesilaus also appears as a dogmatic Platonist. The project aims at (1) revealing the philosophical premises that make these two mutually exclusive reconstructions of Arcesilaus’ method possible and (2) analysing Cicero’s ambiguous depiction of the New Academy, i.e. the Platonic Academy since the so called sceptic turn.

 

Teaching

  • Summer term 2016
    • Teaching at the Language Center of Würzburg University
    • German intensive course, Niveau A1
  • Winter term 2016/2017
    • Teaching at the Language Center of Würzburg University
    • German intensive course, Niveau A1