After finishing my studies of philosophy, psychology and pedagogics in Athens, I wrote my PhD in Tübingen on the Metaphor of Mixture in the Platonic Dialogues the Sophist and the Philebus. My supervisors were Prof. Dr. Thomas Alexander Szlezák and Prof. Dr. Anton Friedrich Koch. After my two-year-old academic stay at Cambridge University, which was funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, I am elaborating further on my monograph on chora (estimated completion in 2011) and investigating its reception in Middle Platonism in Berlin. My PhD has been published as the Vol. 28 of the International Plato Studies. The philosophical issue that has come to the fore since my PhD is the Aristotelian influence upon very important decisions in the immediate course of the history of philosophy. For now I focus on the reception of chora (n Middle Platonism).
Christof Rapp is professor of Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich where he also heads the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) and, together with Oliver Primavesi, the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (MUSAΦ). His research interests cover ancient philosophy and its relationship to modern debates in ontology, ethics, theory of action, theory of argumentation and philosophy of mind. Another main focus lies on ancient rhetoric. From October 2007 through September 2009 Christof Rapp, who then taught at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, was director of the Excellence Cluster Topoi and spokesperson of Research Area D ‘Theory and Science.’