Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Philosophy
PhD, 1993
Davis, California, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Jan Szaif studied philosophy and classics at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Cambridge. Ernst Tugendhat was his main philosophical mentor at Berlin; while in Cambridge (1990/91), he worked with Myles Burnyeat. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1993, he taught at the University of Bonn (Germany). Since 2005, he has been with UC Davis. Most of his research centers around the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Plato and the Aristotelian tradition. He is also interested in approaches that link ancient philosophy with contemporary philosophical debates. His publications include books, monographs, and articl…

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