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Department of Philosophy


Heike Sefrin-Weis

Title: Professor Emerita
of Philosophy & Classics
Department: Philosophy; Language, Literature and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Close-Hipp 523
Resources: Department of Philosophy
Department of Language, Literature and Cultures
Heike Sefrin-Weis


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

Research Interests 

Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Science, and History of Mathematics. Current research interests include:

  • 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, Seamtliche Werke und Schriften, Reihe III, Bd. 7a: Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel 1696 - 1699, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2011 (co-editor).
  • Pappus of Alexandria. Book IV of the CollectionSources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Berlin: Springer, 2010.
  • G.W. Leibniz, Saemtliche Werke und Schriften, Reihe VII, Bd. 5a & Bd. 5b: Infinitesimalrechnung 1674 - 1676, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2008 (co-editor).

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