History of Philosophy

History of philosophy is an integral part of philosophy. By understanding great thinkers in their context we bring a greater sensitivity and depth to our contemporary theorizing.

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Our department has special competences in Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein and Quine. We engage with these historical figures with an eye to their contemporary relevance.

People in the Department of Philosophy who work in this area include:

Farbod Akhlaghi

Lilian Alweiss

John Divers

Samantha Fazekas

James Levine

Vasilis Politis

Paul O`Grady

Jonas Raab