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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Heike Sefrin-Weis

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Philosophy; Language, Literature and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-3723
Office: Byrnes, Room 421
Resources: Department of Philosophy
Department of Language, Literature and Cultures


PhD, Pittsburgh, 2002
Dr. rer. nat, Mainz, 1997

Research Interests 

Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Science, History of Mathematics

Current Research Interests: Aristotle's metaphysics project: a comprehensive reading of Metaphysics I - VI; methods of argumentation in Greek geometry; ancient medicine and psychology with a special focus on their connection to natural philosophy;Selected Publications: G.W. Leibniz, Saemtliche Werke und Schriften, Reihe VII, Bd. V: Infinitesimalrechnung 1674 - 1676, Berlin (Akademie-Verlag) 2008 (co-editor); G.W. Leibniz, Seamtliche Werke und Schriften, Reihe III, Bd. 7: Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel 1696 - 1699, Berlin, 2011 (co-editor); Pappus of Alexandria. Book IV of the Collection, London/New York/Heidelberg/Berlin,2010