Klaus Corcilius

Visiting Year: March 22-28, 2020

Discipline: Ancient Philosophy

Project Title: 2019-2020 Distinguished International Visitor

Prof. Klaus Corcilius holds the chair of ancient philosophy at the University of Tuebingen, where he is also the philosophy department chair.  An expert on ancient philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle, he has published and edited several books, including a monograph on Aristotle’s theory of animal motion (Streben und Bewegen, 2008), and (as co-editor with Christoph Rapp) the Aristoteles Handbuch (2011).  His dozens of articles and book chapters have uncovered exciting new insights about a wide range of topics in Aristotle, such as action theory, imagination and thought, animal motion, the science of life, and practical reasoning.  He is also the editor of Rhizomata: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science.  Prof. Corcilius received his PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin, and has previously held positions at UC Berkeley, Concordia University Montreal, and the University of Hamburg.  Prof. Corcilius’s current research focuses on Aristotle’s philosophy of biology and Plato’s theory of knowledge, and he is currently involved in numerous translation projects.  

Prof. Corcilius will be visiting March 22-28, 2020.  As 2019-2020 Distinguished International Visitor, he will give a lecture on his current research on Aristotle’s De anima.  During his visit, he will also be a guest speaker in Prof. Shield’s graduate seminar, “Aristotle’s Philosophical Theology.”  

This visit is co-sponsored with the Center for the Aristotelian Tradition.