Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

Jacob Rosen

Position

Academic Coordinator

 

Research

 

My current research projects concern issues in Aristotle’s physics, metaphysics,

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and logic.

One project, which builds on my dissertation, aims at clarifying the central concepts of his teleology. I do not seek an analysis or definition of these concepts, but try to elucidate them by mapping their inferential connections with other causal and explanatory notions.

A second project (in collaboration with Marko Malink at U Chicago) consists in the analysis and reconstruction of a distinctive pattern of modal argument employed widely throughout Aristotle’s works.

Finally, I am working on a systematic interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of continua—in particular changes, spatial magnitudes, and temporal intervals—as

presented in Physic books 5 and 6.

Samples of my work are available http://amor.cms.hu-berlin.de/~rosenjac/index.html

 

Bio

I studied philosophy at Princeton University (PhD, 2008). After two years at NYU’s philosophy department as a Bersoff Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow, I came to Berlin in the fall of 2008 to join the research group ‘Place, Space, and Motion’ in Excellence Cluster TOPOI. Since December 2011 I have been the Academic Coordinator in the Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy.

My CV is available http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1865602/Rosen_CV.pdf

 

Contact

jacob.rosen@topoi.org

Hannoversche Str. 6 (Raum 0.25a)

10115 Berlin

Tel: +49.30.2093-98078