Prof. Phillip Horky (Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, esp. Presocratics, Plato, the Early Academy, Aristotle, Hellenistic Philosophy)
Phillip Horky is Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Classics & Ancient History, Durham University. His specialisms include the history of Platonism, Pythagoreanism, and the Presocratics. He has written a monograph, Plato and Pythagoreanism (Oxford, 2013), as well as edited a volume Cosmos in the Ancient World (Cambridge, 2019). He has also written numerous articles on topics and figures ranging from theories of justice among the Socratics to the reception of Platonic philosophy in the writings of Antonio Gramsci. He is co-editor of the book series Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism, published by Cambridge University Press.
Dr Michael Huxtable
Dr Mike Huxtable studied Philosophy and English at the University of York and has obtained Masters degrees in both subjects. He completed a doctorate in 2008 in Durham on the phenomenology of colour and its perception in medieval literature. Mike's research interests include medieval philosophy, theology and the history of ideas; the semiology of medieval art and culture (in particular heraldry), and the influence of visuality on literary creativity.
Staff and Research Fellows
Dr Thomas Ball
Dr Sara L. Uckelman
Dr Sara Uckelman is an Associate Professor of Logic in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. She joined the department in 2014, having previously held research posts in Heidelberg, Tilburg, and Amsterdam.
Her primary research is in the realm of formal modeling and interactive logic. She is interested in bringing togther tools and techniques from modern logic and artificial intelligence to help explore and understand practices of reasoning and argumentation in historical contexts. Her personal research is primarily focused on developments in medieval Western Europe, particularly in medieval theories of obligationes.
She is also interested in abstract dialogue and argumentation systems, the influence of theology on the development of medieval logic, computational social choice and medieval economic and trade history.
Her research interests include Mathematical Logic; Medieval Modal, Temporal and Tense Logic; Onomastics; Philosophical Logic; Philosophy of Fiction and Philosophy of Language.
She is the Editor-in-Chief and Principal Investigator of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, and an Associate Editor of Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.