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Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Instituted in 1992, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is an interdepartmental program of doctoral study at the University of Toronto, jointly administered by the Department of Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, and the Department of Classics. A student in the Collaborative Program is registered in one of these academic units, but may draw upon the resources of any unit. The University of Toronto has a long tradition of excellence in the study of ancient and medieval philosophy, and the Program trains students to carry on the tradition.

Latest News

  • CPAMP welcomes new faculty members & postdoc
  • As the 2018 academic year begins, CPAMP is pleased to welcome two new members into the ranks of our faculty, Professors Jessica Gelber and Christian Pfeiffer, as well as a new post-doctoral fellow, Willie Costello. Jessica Gelber, who takes up her position this fall, is a Berkeley Ph.D. (2010) with interests centring on Aristotle’s natural philosophy and metaphysics, about which she has published a wide range of articles. She joins us after serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Syracuse and the University of Pittsburgh. Christian Pfeiffer, who will be joining us in the spring term, earned his doctorate at the Humboldt Universität of Berlin. He comes to Toronto after serving as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and as a visiting professor at the Humboldt Universität. His interests centre on Aristotle’s metaphysics and natural philosophy, about which he has published a wide range of articles and a monograph, Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies (Oxford 2018). Willie Costello is a Toronto Ph.D. (2015) with interests centring on Plato and ancient metaphysics. He joins us following a stint as post-doctoral fellow at Stanford, in their Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities. In addition, James Allen will be serving as CPAMP's new director for the 2018 academic year. His contact information can be found on our "Contact Us" page.
  • Congratulations to Marion Durand!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Marion Durand for the successful defense (June 2018) of her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed", in the classics department. The members of her committee were Brad Inwood (supervisor), James Allen, Rachel Barney, and Gurpreet Rattan. Marion is currently a lecturer in the classics department at the University of Toronto. See her website for more information on her current research and teaching: https://marionodurand.wixsite.com/info
  • Congratulations to Bryan Reece!
  • Congratulations to recent CPAMP graduate, Bryan Reece, who will begin a one year fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. this fall. During his fellowship, he will be  working on a monograph called Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom. Be sure also to keep an eye out for his many forthcoming publications:  'Are There Really Two Kinds of Happiness in Aristotle's Ethics?', forthcoming in Classical Philology,  'Aristotle’s Four Causes of Action', forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and 'Out of Thin Air? Diogenes of Apollonia on Causal Explanation', to be published in an edited volume entitled Heat, Pneuma, and Soul in Ancient Philosophy and Science: From the Presocratics to Aristotle, by Cambridge University Press.