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Dr Joachim Aufderheide

Research interests

Dr Aufderheide’s research interests are

- Pleasure in ancient philosophy (from Plato to the Neoplatonists)
- Aristotle’s moral philosophy
- Ancient value theory (from Plato to the Hellenistic Schools)
- The role of dreaming in Plato’s epistemology
 
Dr Aufderheide’s research focuses on value and pleasure in ancient philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. He is working on a book and some articles on pleasure, as well as on articles concerning the connection between Aristotle’s ethics and contemporary virtue ethics.
 
He is co-editor of a book on the highest good in Aristotle and Kant (Oxford UP, 2015) to which he contributed a piece on Aristotle. This paper is the starting point of a large-scale project aimed at understanding the connection between the highest good, the good person, the good life, and other goods in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Schools.
 
Dr Aufderheide is currently writing a book on Nicomachean Ethics X which combines his interest in the highest good and pleasure (for Cambridge UP).

Biographical details

Dr Aufderheide studied Greek, Latin, and Philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen and St Andrews. He completed his Mlitt in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews in 2007, specialising in Ancient Philosophy with a thesis on Plato’s Protagoras. He was visiting research assistant at Yale University in 2009. He finished his doctoral dissertation on ‘The Value of Pleasure in Plato’s Philebus and Aristotle’s Ethics’ in 2011. He was temporary lecturer at King's College London in 2011-2012. Since 2012 he is permanent lecturer at King's.

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