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

Argyro Lithari

Argyro LithariThesis: A study of Proclus’Hypotyposis astronomicarum positionum

My dissertation focuses on Proclus’ Hypotyposis astronomicarum positionum. In order to answer the question why he devoted a whole work to astronomical hypotheses, it is crucial to understand his stance on astronomy from a broader perspective as well as the way in which his viewpoint is pertinent to the rest of the Neoplatonic tradition. By studying this treatise, in which the principles and methodology of philosophy and science are interwoven, I aim at shedding some light on the relationship between metaphysics and astronomy in late antiquity.




2017- present PhD candidate in Ancient Philosophy, Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences
2013-2016 MA in Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. MA-Thesis: “Empedocles‘ reception in Simplicius” (Supervisors: Panagiotis Thanassas, Pantelis Golitsis)
2011-2014 B.A. in Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2007-2011 B.A. in Educational Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


2017-present Doctoral fellowship by DAAD
2015 Scholarship by DAAD for scientific education and training: summer language course, Karl Eberhards Universität Tübingen
2014-2015 Scholarship by Onassis Foundation for the MA studies in Philosophy
2009-2010 Scholarship by State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the studies in the Faculty of Education