Dr Sara L. Uckelman
Dr Sara Uckelman is a Lecturer 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.
Dr Phillip Horky (Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, esp. Presocratics, Plato, the Early Academy, Aristotle)
Dr Phillip Sidney Horky is Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Durham University. He arrived at Durham's Department of Classics & Ancient History in 2011, after fellowships at Stanford and Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies.
His primary research concerns ancient philosophy, widely understood. He has published two books, a monograph Plato and Pythagoreanism (Oxford, 2013), and an edited volume Cosmos in the Ancient World (Cambridge, 2019). His articles focus on a wide range of authors, schools, and topics in ancient philosophy. Current interests include Aristotelian ethics, the philosophy of language in antiquity, and the Early Academy.
Dr Horky is co-PI for a major project under development, entitled Project Academy. Project Academy is a partnership of scholars based in Durham and Tϋbingen, with the aim of developing a major initiative in the study of the Platonic tradition. At the heart of this project will be a series of critical editions, English and German translations, and commentaries of the fragments (and testimonies) of the members of Plato’s Academy (ca. 380–266 BCE). He collaborates on this project with Prof. Dr. Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tϋbingen).
Dr Horky is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hellenic Studies (UK), Methexis: International Journal for Ancient Philosophy (Netherlands/Italy), and Archai: Revista de Estudos sobre as Origens do Pensamento Ocidental (Brazil). He is also co-editor of the Greece & Rome New Surveys in the Classics Series, published by Cambridge University Press, and a member of the journals editorial board for the Classical Association (UK).