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Professor Raphael Woolf did his BA at Cambridge and his graduate study at King's, receiving his PhD in 1997. He held one-year positions at King's and Liverpool and then taught for seven years in the Harvard University philosophy department, with a sabbatical in 2002-03 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Ancient philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophy 

Prof Woolf works mainly in ancient philosophy and has published on Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophy.

Prof Woolf welcomes applications from prospective students seeking supervision in areas connected to his research interests. 

For more details, please see his full research profile.


Prof Woolf has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules:

  • 5AANB002 Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
  • 6AANA020 Neoplatonism 

Postgraduate modules:

  • 7AAN2027 Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
  • 7AAN2031 Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics