Justin Vlasits

I am a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in the Philosophisches Seminar at the Universität Tübingen. Starting in Fall 2021, I will be Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

I work mainly on ancient philosophy. These days I'm mostly writing about methodology in ancient philosophy and science. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses, but have thus far concentrated on ancient philosophy, classical Arabic philosophy, and epistemology.

My work aims both for historical fidelity and to make ancient philosophy relevant to philosophy today. I co-edited Epistemology after Sextus Empiricus (forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2020) with Katja Maria Vogt to bring together historians and contemporary philosophers working on themes from Sextus Empiricus.

In 2017, I received a PhD from the Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy at the Philosophy Department at UC Berkeley with a dissertation on the method of division in Plato and Aristotle. I argue that it plays an important role in the history of logic.