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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Jan Szaif

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Office: 2290 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 752-0607


Dr. phil.: Freie Universität Berlin, 1993

Habilitation: Universität Bonn, 2001

Habilitationsschrift: Gut des Menschen. Grundzüge und Perspektiven der Ethik des guten Lebens bei Aristoteles und in der Tradition des Peripatos

Areas of Specialization: History of Philosophy, especially Ancient Philosophy, ontology/metaphysics, ethics

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2006

2011-2012 Course Schedule

Not Teaching

21 History of Philosophy: Ancient
262 Aristotle Seminar

160 Presocratics
162 Aristotle

Other Courses

5 Critical Reasoning
105 Philosophy of Religion
114 History of Ethics
143 Hellenistic Philosophy
145 Medieval Philosophy
161 Plato
200B Proseminar II
261 Plato Seminar
290 Special Topics in History of Philosophy

Recent Publications

“Aristotle on Friendship as the Paradigmatic Form of Interpersonal Relationshi,” in How Should we Live? Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity, ed. by R. King, D. Schilling. de Gruyter: Berlin/New York, 2011, 208-237.

Die Aretê des Leibes. Die Stellung der Gesundheit in Platons Güterlehre,” in Leib und Seele in der antiken Philosophie, ed. by D. Frede, B. Reis. de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 2009, 205-246.

Currently Supervising Dissertations

Christopher Buckels, “Plato’s Theory of Sensible Particulars”