Dr Joachim Aufderheide
Reader in Philosophy
- Faculty Senior Tutor (Arts & Humanities)
Dr Aufderheide studied Greek, Latin, and Philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen, Yale, and St Andrews, where he obtained his PhD. He joined King’s in 2011 and was a fellow of the Harvard Center of Hellenic Studies in 2016.
Research interests and PhD supervision
- Pleasure and happiness; hedonism
- Ancient Greek Ethics
- Buddhism (Yogācāra)
Dr Aufderheide regularly teaches courses on Plato and Aristotle for the second year BA and MA students. He teaches, moreover, a class on Environmental Ethics with Dr Eliot Michaelson. He also co-convenes the weekly Greek Texts Research Seminar for research students.
Expertise and public engagement
- Eudoxus’ Hedonism (2021) in Sattler, Barbara M. and Ursula Coope (eds.), Ancient Ethics and the Natural World, (Cambridge University Press).
- Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Book X.Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- Aufderheide, Joachim. “Is Aristotle a Virtue Ethicist?”Rereading Ancient Philosophy: Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows. Eds. Verity Harte, and Raphael Woolf. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 199-220.
- Aufderheide, Joachim. “Aristotle Against Delos: Pleasure in Nicomachean Ethics X.”Phronesis3 (2016): 284-306.
- The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant. eds. Joachim Aufderheide, and Ralf M Bader, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.