24 March 2015

Teun Tieleman appointed Professor Ancient Philosophy and Medicine

Prof. dr. Teun Tieleman
Prof. Teun Tieleman

As of 1 april 2015, Teun Tieleman will be Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Medicine ('Antieke filosofie en geneeskunde'). He will hold this chair for the coming five years and focus on conducting research.


Teun Tieleman studied classics and philosophy at Utrecht University, where he earned his PhD with highest distinction (1992). After spells in Cambridge and Nijmegen he returned to the Utrecht Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2001. In recent years he has held visiting positions at UCLA and Novosibirsk State University, Siberia. 


Tieleman's research focuses on the interactions between philosophy and science, in particular medicine, in antiquity. He has published widely on topics such as Stoicism, theories of emotion as well as the ways in which philosophy was taught and transmitted in the Graeco-Roman world. In 1996, the book Galen and Chrysippus on the Soul. Argument and Refutation in the De Placitis II-III was published, based on his PhD dissertation. Other publications include Chrysippus on Affections. Reconstruction and Interpretation (2003) and The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context (2012), which he co-edited with Prof. Annette Mertz.