Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy

aristotleThe Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy leads to the Ph.D. in either Philosophy or Classics, and students are admitted through either department. To be recognized as graduates of the program, students must take their supporting work in the other of the two departments and write a dissertation in ancient philosophy supervised by a committee drawn from both departments.

An informal faculty-student discussion group is organized each semester with an agenda of close reading of Greek philosophical texts and presentations of work-in-progress by faculty and student members. There are also visits by leading scholars in the field and an annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop.

For more information, see the Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy homepage.