Chiara Martini

Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy

I am a Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy.

My main research interest is ancient philosophy of physics and mathematics, with a particular focus on ancient theories of space. Before joining Somerville, I did a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Pembroke and St Anne’s colleges), where I worked under the supervision of Prof Ursula Coope and Dr Michail Peramatzis on a thesis titled ‘Fiction and Reality in Aristotle’s Philosophy of Geometry’. The thesis investigates the relation between Aristotle’s philosophy of geometry and his physics. In particular, I am interested in the relation between physical and geometrical modality, and how geometry applies to the physical world.

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