Aetiana: laying foundations for the study of the history of ancient philosophy Part 2

Grant number: DP0985167 | Funding period: 2009 - 2016



Ancient philosophy is one of the pillars of the tradition of western thought. It has made a magnificent contribution to reflection on lasting problems in the areas of science, ethics, theory of knowledge, metaphysics and logic. The Socratic tradition of discussion on how we should live is a striking example of how ancient philosophy remains directly relevant to issues in our society today. Research that strengthens our knowledge in this area will thus be of considerable benefit to the community. Australia will also benefit from the international scholarly cooperation and the training of younger scholars that will take place in carrying out the project.