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102B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2280 (phone)

Mariska Leunissen (PhD 2007, Leiden University) works in ancient philosophy, with special interests in Aristotelian natural philosophy and philosophy of science and its intersections with early medicine. She is the author of two monographs, Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle’s Science of Nature (CUP 2010) and From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle (OUP 2017), and is currently working on a book on Aristotle’s natural scientific study of women and motherhood. Her papers have appeared in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Phronesis, Apeiron, and a number of edited volumes. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Journal of the History of Philosophy and is the co-editor of Apeiron. During the 2022-2023 academic year she holds the Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellowship and William C. and Ida Friday Fellowship at the National Humanities Center.

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