Teun L. Tieleman

  1. Current Position
  2. Education
  3. Publications
  4. Current Projects
  5. Academic Awards and Honours
  6. Memberships
  7. Administration
  8. Teaching
  9. Previous Positions
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T. L. Tieleman

Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Medicine, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University.

Visiting positions

UCLA, Dept. of Classics:
Visiting professor, Feb.-July 2009.

Novosibirsk State University, Dept. of Philosophy:
Visiting professor, Jan.- Feb. 2008, April 2010, May 2012, May-June 2013.


Utrecht University, Dept. of Philosophy: PhD May 1992 (with highest distinction).

Dissertation: Galen and Chrysippus: Argument and Refutation in the De placitis II-III. Supervisors: prof. dr. J. Mansfeld (Utrecht) and prof. dr. R.J. Hankinson (University of Texas, Austin).

Utrecht University, Faculty of Arts: MA in Classics, May 1986 (with highest distinction).

Utrecht University, Faculty of Arts: Cand. Phil. (Classics), May 1983 (with highest distinction).

Christelijk Gymnasium Utrecht, May 1979.


(3) (together with Annette Merz) (ed.) The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context. Proceedings of the Symposium Held at Utrecht University, 10-12 December 2009, Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 58 (Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2012); xiv + 246 pp.

(2) Chrysippus’ On Affections. Reconstruction and Interpretation (Philosophia Antiqua 94, Brill: Leiden/Boston 2003); 346 pp.

[reviews: J.-B. Gourinat, Philosophie Antique 4 (2004) 208-214, C. Gill, Phronesis 50 (2005) 171-172, id., Classical Review 55 (2005) 449-450; M.F. Meyer, Philosophischer Literatur-anzeiger 58.1 (2005) 33-38; K. Vogt, Archiv f. Gesch. d. Philosophie 87 (2005) 211-215.]

(1) Galen and Chrysippus On the Soul: Argument and Refutation in the De Placitis Books II and III (Philosophia Antiqua 58, Brill: Leiden/Boston 1996); xxxvii + 307 pp.

[reviews: D.E. Hahm, BHM 73 (1999) 302-303, G. Reydams-Schils, Ancient Philosophy 24.2 (2004) 510-509].

In preparation

(together with Annette Merz and David Rensberger) The Letter of Mara Bar Sarapion (introduction, edition, translation, studies), forthcoming 2017 (SAPERE series; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck); 300 pp.

Galen of Pergamum. Philosophy in the Roman World, monograph commissioned by Routledge for their Ancient Philosophies series (to appear in 2017).

See also 5. Current Projects

Articles and contributions to volumes

(for reviews and professional publications see below)

(41) ‘Wisdom and Emotion. Galen’s Philosophical Position in Avoiding Distress,’ forthcoming in C. Petit, ed. Galen’s Newly Discovered Peri Alupias (On Avoiding Distress) in Context, Studies in Ancient Medicine (Leiden-Boston: Brill). 25 pp.

(40) ‘Sénèque et les prépassions,’ forthcoming in V. Laurand, F. Prost, E. Malaspina, eds. Le De ira de Sénèque, Beiträge zur Altertumskunde (Berlin-New York: De Gruyter 2017). Ca. 20 pp.

(39) (with Wong Wai-Ying) ‘Human Dignity in Confucian and Greco-Roman Virtue ethics,’ forthcoming in Gerhard Bos, Dascha Düring, Marcus Düwell, Li Jianhui, Wang Xiaowei, eds. Human Dignity in Philosophy and Applied Ethics – China and the West. 16 pp.

(38) ‘Galen and Academic Scepticism,’ forthcoming in K.-H. Leven, ed. Galen aus Pergamon. Philosophie in der römischen Kaiserzeit, Philosophie der Antike, hrsg. W. Kullmann (Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart 2017). Ca. 25 pp.

(37) ‘Epicurus and His Circle: Philosophy, Medicine and the Sciences.’ Forthcoming in P. Keyser & J. Scarborough (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World (Oxford: Oxford U.P.). 25 pp.

(36) ‘Stoicism and the Natural World: Philosophy and Science.’ Forthcoming in P. Keyser & J. Scarborough (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World (Oxford: Oxford U.P.). 49 pp.

(35) ‘Religion and Therapy in Galen,’ in: G. Etzelmüller & A. Weissenrieder (eds.) Religion and Illness (Eugene OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers 2016) 15-31 (reworked and expanded version of [23]).

(34) ‘The Early Stoics and Aristotelian Ethics’, in Frontiers of Philosophy in China, vol. 11.1 (2016) 104-121.

(33) ‘Galen, De Placitis Books IV and V: Questions, Options and Authorities’, in J. A. López Férez, ed. Galeno: lengua, composición literaria, léxico, estilo, Madrid, Ediciones clásicas (2015) 93-108.

(32) ‘Galen on Medicine as a Science and as an Art,’ History of Medicine vol. 2.2 (2015) 172-182.

(31) ‘The Spirit of Stoicism’, in: J.R. Levison & J. Frey (eds.), The Holy Spirit, Inspiration, and the Cultures of Antiquity. Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages 5 (Berlin: De Gruyter 2014) 39–62.

(30) ‘Posidonius on the Void. A Controversial Case of Divergence Revisited’, in C. Helmig / C. Horn / G. Ranocchia (eds.) Space in Hellenistic Philosophy. Critical Studies in Ancient Physics (Berlin/New York: De Gruyter 2014) 69-81.

(29) ‘Head and Heart: the Pauline Corpus and its Medical and Philosophical Backdrop,’ in Religion & Theology 20.1 (2014) 86–106.

(28) ‘Miracle and Natural Cause in Galen,’ in S. Alkier & A. Weissenrieder (ed.), Miracles Revisited. New Testament Miracle Stories and their Concepts of Reality, Studies on the Bible and its Reception, vol. 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter 2013) 101–115.

(27) ‘Les Stoiciens sur les tempéraments du corps et de l’âme’, ΣXOΛΗ 7 (2013) 8-19

(26) (with A. Merz) ‘General Introduction,’ in A. Merz & T. Tieleman (eds.) The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context (Leiden: Brill 2012) 1–9.

(25) ‘Galen on Perception’, Antiquorum Philosophia 5 (2011) 83-97.

(24) ‘Orality and Writing in Ancient Philosophy: Their Interrelationship and the Shaping of Literary Forms’, in A. Weissenrieder & R. Coote (eds.) The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres. Studies in Honour of Antoinette Clark Wire. WUNT 260 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010) 19-35.

(23) ‘Religion und Therapie in Galen’, in A. Weissenrieder & G. Etzelmüller (eds.) Religion und Krankheit (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2010) 83-95.

(22) 'The Art of Life. An Ancient Idea and its Survival', ΣXOΛΗ 2 (2009) 247-252.

(21) ‘Galen and the Stoics. Or: The Art of Not Naming’, in C.J. Gill, T. Whitmarsh, J. Wilkins (eds.) Galen and the World of Knowledge (Cambridge: CUP 2009) 282-299.

(20) ‘(In)continence in Context. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1151b23-52a36’, in C. Natali (ed.) Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics VII, Symposium Aristotelicum [= Proceedings of the XVIIth Symposium Aristotelicum] (Oxford: OUP 2009) 173-182.

(19) ‘Verhaal, identiteit en cultuur bij Plato: Enkele verkennende opmerkingen’, in Bob Becking en Annette Merz (red.) Verhaal als Identiteits-Code. Opstellen aangeboden aan Geert van Oyen bij zijn afscheid van de Universiteit Utrecht (Utrechtse Theologische Reeks 60, UU 2008), 323-330.

(18) (with Annette B. Merz) ‘The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion: Some Comments on its Philosophical and Historical Context’, in A. Houtman – A. de Jong – M. Misset-van de Weg (eds.) Empsychoi Logoi. Religious Innovations in Antiquity. Studies in Honour of Pieter Willem van der Horst (Leiden 2008) 107-133.

(17) ‘Onomastic Reference in Seneca: The Case of Plato and the Platonists’, in C. Helmig and M. Bonazzi (eds.) Platonic Stoicism – Stoic Platonism (Leuven 2007) 133-148.

(16) ‘Methodology’, in R.J. Hankinson (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Galen (Cambridge: CUP 2008) 49-65.

(15) ‘Panaetius’ Place in the History of Stoicism. With Special Reference to his Moral Psychology’, in A.M. Ioppolo & D.N. Sedley (eds.) Pyrrhonists, Patricians and Platonizers. Hellenistic Philosophy in the Period 155-86 BC., Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium Hellenisticum (Napoli: Bibliopolis 2007) 103-142.

(14) ‘Galen and Genesis’, in George H. van Kooten (ed.) The Creation of Heaven and Earth: Re-interpretations of Genesis I in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern Physics (Themes in Biblical Narrative 8, Leiden – Boston 2005) 125-145.

(13) Review article on: R. Sorabji, Emotion and peace of Mind. From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation (Oxford 2000) in Gnomon. Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft, 75.6 (2003) 679-683.

(12) ‘Galen’s Psychology’ in J. Barnes - J. Jouanna (eds.), Entretiens sur l’antiquité classique XLIX: Galien (Fondation Hardt, Vandoeuvres, Suisse 2003) 131-169.

(11) ‘Zeno and Psychological Monism: The Evidence Reconsidered’, in T. Scaltsas & A.S. Mason (eds.) The Philosophy of Zeno. Zeno of Citium and His Legacy (Larnaca, Cyprus 2002) 185-219.

(10) ‘Galen on the Seat of the Intellect: Anatomical Experiment and Philosophical Tradition,’ in C.J. Tuplin & T. E. Rihll (eds.) Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture (Oxford 2002) 256-273.

(9) Review article on: F. Alesse, Panezio di Rodi. Testimonianze. Edizione, traduzione e commento. Napoli (Bibliopolis 1997), Mnemosyne 53 (2000) 367-371.

(8) ‘Chrysippus’ Therapeutikon and the Corpus Hippocraticum. Some Preliminary Observations’, in: I. Garofalo - D. Manetti - A. Roselli (eds.), Aspetti della terapia nel Corpus Hippocraticum. Actes du IXe Colloque Hippocratique (Firenze: Olschki 1999) 405-418.

(7) ‘Plotinus on the Seat of the Soul: Reverberations of Galen and Alexander in Enn. IV 3.23’, Phronesis 43 (1998) 306-325.

(6) ‘The Hunt for Galen’s Shadow. Alexander of Aphrodisias, De an. pp. 94.7-100.17 Bruns Reconsidered’, in: K. Algra - D.Th. Runia - P.W. van der Horst (eds.) Polyhistor. Studies in the History and Historiography of Greek Philosophy presented to Jaap Mansfeld on His 60th Birthday (Leiden 1996) 265-283.

(5) ‘Galen’s Concept of Dialectic and the Middle Platonist Background’ in M. Vegetti & S. Gastaldi (eds.) Studi di storia della medicina antica e medievale in memoria di Paola Manuli (Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università di Pavia 79, Pavia 1996) 49-65.

(4) (with J. Mansfeld): ‘The Aetius Hypothesis Before and Up To Diels’ in J. Mansfeld & D.T. Runia, Aëtiana. The Method & Intellectual Context of a Doxographer. Vol. 1: The Sources (Leiden 1996) 1-63.

(3) Review-article on T. Engberg-Pedersen, The Stoic Theory of Oikeiosis: Moral Development and Social Interaction in Early Stoic Philosophy (Aarhus 1990) and Giuseppina Magnaldi, L'OIKEIΩΣIΣ peripatetica in Ario Didimo e nel ‘De finibus’ di Cicerone (Torino 1991), Mnemosyne 48.2 (1995) 226-235.

(2) ‘Dialectic and Science: Galen, Herophilus and Aristotle on Phenomena’, in Ph. van der Eijk - H.F.J. Horstmanshoff - P.J. Schrijvers (eds.) Ancient medicine in its Socio-Cultural Context, Papers Read at the Congress at Leiden University, 13-15 April 1992 (Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA 1995) vol. 2, 487-495.

(1) ‘Diogenes of Babylon and Stoic Embryology: ps.Plut., Plac. V 15.4 Reconsidered’, Mnemosyne 44 (1991) 106-125.


(23) Review of David Konstan, The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature, Robson Classical Lectures (Toronto / Buffalo / London: University of Toronto Press 2006; PB 2007), Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 66.1/2 (2013) 42–45.

(22) Review of Christopher Gill, Naturalistic Psychology in Galen and Stoicism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Gnomon 85 (2013) 748–750.

(21) Review of Robert Muller, Les Stoïciens. La liberté et l’ordre du monde. Bibliothèque des Philosophies (Paris: J. Vrin, 2006), Gnomon 85 (2013) 174–176.

(20) Review of Christopher J. Gill, Naturalistic Psychology in Galen and Stoicism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Classical Review 62.2 (2012) 457-459.

(19) Review of Sharples, Robert W. (ed.) Alexander Aphrodisiensis, De anima libri mantissa. A new edition of the Greek text with introduction and commentary. Peripatoi. Philologisch-Historische Studien zum Aristotelismus 21 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2009), Aestimatio 7 (2010) 43-44.

(18) Review of GALIEN: Tome I: Introduction Générale – Sur l’ordre de ses propres livres – Sur ses propres Livres – Que l’excellent médecin est aussi philosophe. Texte établi, traduit et annoté par Véronique Boudon-Millot (Paris: Association Guillaume Budé/Les Belles Lettres 2007); GALIEN: Tome II: Exhortation à l’étude de la médecine – Art médical.> Texte établi, traduit et annoté par Véronique Boudon-Millot (Paris: Association Guillaume Budé/Les Belles Lettres 2000); GALIEN: Systématisation de la médecine. Texte grec et traduction annotée, précédés d’études introductives. Ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Jacques Boulogne et Daniel Delattre. Collection ‘Savoirs et Systèmes de Pensée «Histoires des Sciences» (Presses universitaires du Septentrion: Villeneuve d’Ascq 2003) in Mnemosyne 63.3 (2010) 487-491.

(17) Review of C.J. Gill, The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought (Oxford 2006) in Classical Review 60.1 (2010) 58-61.

(16) Review of Ph. Van der Eijk (ed.), Hippocrates in Context: Papers Read at the XIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 27-31 August 2002, in Aestimatio 3 (2006) 175-176.

(15) Review of V. Nutton (ed.), The Unknown Galen (London 2002) in Philosophie antique 2 (2006) 226-229.

(14) Review of Mark Morford, The Roman Philosophers. From the Time of Cato the Censor to the Death of Marcus Aurelius (London/New York: Routledge 2002) in Phoenix 59 (2005) 392-394.

(13) Review of David Furley (ed.), From Aristotle to Augustine. Routledge History of Philosophy Volume II. Paperback edition (London and New York 2003) in Aestimatio 1 (2005) 167-169.

(12) Review of Aratus, Phaenomena. Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Douglas Kidd (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries 34, CUP 1997. pp. xxiii + 590) and of Aratos, Phénomènes. Texte établi, traduit et commenté par Jean Martin. 2 Tomes. Paris, Les Belles Lettres 1998. pp. CLXXXV II + 615 in Mnemosyne 56 (2003) 85-88.

(11) Review of A. Debru, Le corps respirant. La pensée physiologique chez Galien (Studies in Ancient medicine, vol. 13, (Leiden1996) in Mnemosyne 54.5 (2001) 597-599.

(10) Review of Henry J. Blumenthal, John F. Finamore (ed.), Iamblichus: the Philosopher. (Syllecta Classica, 8. University of Iowa Printing Service) in Mnemosyne 53 (2000) 640.

(9) Review of R.W. Sharples, Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics. An Introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy (London, Duckworth, 1996) in Mnemosyne 52 (1999) 245-248.

(8) Review of Galien: L’ âme et ses passions. Introduction, traduction et notes par Vincent Barras, Terpsichore Birchler, Anne-France Morand. Préface de Jean Starobinski (Collection << La roue à livres >>, Paris, Les Belles Lettres 1995) in Mnemosyne 51 (1998) 638-640.

(7) Review of C.J. Rowe, Plato: Statesman, Edited with and Introduction, Translation and Commentary (Warminster, England 1995) and Julia Annas and Robin Waterfield (eds.), Plato: The Statesman (CUP 1995) in Mnemosyne 51 (1998) 616-619.

(6) Review of A.A. Long, Stoic Studies (CUP 1996) in Mnemosyne 51 (1998) 604-605.

(5) Review of Simplicius On Aristotle On the Soul 1.1-2.4 translated by J. O. Urmson. Notes by Peter Lautner (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle. General editor: R.R. K. Sorabji, London 1995) in Mnemosyne 51 (1998) 474-475.

(4) Review of J. Kollesch und Diethard Nickel (Hrsg.), Galen und das hellenistische Erbe. Verhandlungen des IV. Internationalen Galen-Symposiums (Sudhoffs Archiv Beihefte 32, Stuttgart 1993) in Mnemosyne 48.2 (1995) 226-235.

(3) Review of T. M. S. Baxter, The Cratylus: Plato’s Critique of Naming (Leiden 1992) in Mnemosyne 47.4 (1994) 542-547.

(2) Review of S. Halliwell, Plato, Republic 5 (Warminster 1993) and R. Waterfield, Plato, Republic (Oxford 1993) in Mnemosyne 49.1 (1996) 104-106.

(1) Review of Ch. Vergeer, Eerste vragen: Over de Griekse filosofie (Nijmegen 1990) in Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 84 (1992) 158-159.

Professional Publications

(30) ‘De menselijk natuur: medische en filosofische perspectieven in het werk van Galenus van Pergamum,’ De Filosoof 69 (2015) 8-11.

(29) ‘Aristoteles over de Angst’, De Filosoof 59 (2014) 7–9.

(28) ‘The Art of Life: A Socratic and Stoic Idea’, De Filosoof 58 (2013) 5–7.

(27) ‘Herophilus en de Alexandrijnse geneeskunde: de herontdekking van een wetenschappelijke bloeiperiode’, Lampas 44.4 (2011) 368-376.

(26) ‘Milete. Filosofie in de Grieks-Romeinse wereld; een overzicht’, ch. in S.T.A.M. Mols en N. de Haan (edd.) Cultuurgeschiedenis van de klassieke Oudheid. (Heerlen: Open Universiteit, 2011), 53-73.

(25) ‘Zeno of Citium: Overview’, website Archelogos Project, Edinburgh (see http:// www.archelogos.com/zeno/phessay.htm).

(24) ‘Levenskunst’, Lampas 40.4 (2007) 334-342.

(23) (together with Simone Mooij-Valk), Diogenes van Oinoanda voor de klas. Lampas 40.2 (2007), 181-192.

(22) (ed. together with Onno M. van Nijf), Diogenes van Oinoanda. Thema-nummer Lampas 40.2 (2007).

(21) De wereld is het toneel van strijd ussen tegendelen (on Heraclitus) interview in Dagblad Trouw 15-02-2007 (‘De Verdieping’, p. 6).

(20) ‘Hellenistische filosofen: een groepsportret’, Lampas 38.3 (2005) (Thema-nummer Hellenisme) 226-239.

(19) ‘De actualiteit van de antieke deugdethiek en levenskunst’, Lampas 38.1 (2005) 79-84.

(18) Articles: ‘Chrysippos v. Soloi’, ‘Galenos’, ‘Porphyrios’, ‘Pneumatiker’, ‘Poseidonios von Apameia’, ‘Praxagoras von Kos’, ‘Stoa’, ‘Zenon von Kition’, in: K.H. Leven (hrsg.), Antike Medizin. Ein Lexikon (C.H. Beck, München 2005), 202, 315-319, 718-719, 726, 727, 832-833, 935.

(17) (met A.B. Merz) ‘Text-processing in de Oudheid; een nieuw interdisciplinair onderzoeksproject’, Areopagus 8.4 (2004) 2-3.

(16) ‘Lofrede op Eros. Verliefdheid is scheppen in het Schone’, maandblad MUG, juli/augustus 2004, 13.

(15) ‘De Wedergeboorte van de Griekse Filosofen’: series of brief articles on ancient philosophers and their contemporary relevance (I. Socrates; II. Plato. III. Aristotle. IV. Hellenistische Filosofie), Het Goede Leven, weekkrant horend bij het Friesch Dagblad, 2e jaargang (2003), nr. 38, 5, nr. 39, 9, nr. 40, 7, nr. 41, 15.

(14) chapters ‘Hippocrates en het Corpus Hippocraticum’, ‘De Stoa’, ‘Het Scepticisme’ ‘Geneeskunde’ in: F. de Haas e.a. (eds.), De Antieke Wijsbegeerte (Leiden 2003) 44-5, 150-62, 163-7, 172-6.

(13) ‘Revival van de hellenistische filosofie,’Wijsgerig Perspectief 42.3 (2002) 39-50.

(12) (editor), Wijsgerig Perspectief. Thema-nummer Hellenisme, 42.3 (April 2002).

(11) ‘Plato over de organisatie van de ideale staat,’ in: Voorlichtingsboekje Studierichting Filosofie (Fac. Wijsbegeerte Utrecht 2001) 3-6.

(10) ‘Dicaearchus van Messene: Cultuurpessimisme of vooruitgangsgeloof?’, in L.A. de Vries & A. Hibma (eds.), Laus Bumae. Jubileumboek ter gelegenheid van 125 jaar Buma Bibliotheek (Leeuwarden 2001) 71-77.

(9) ‘Een revolutionaire interpretatie van Aristoteles’, Friesch Dagblad 27.05.2000 (= recensie van A.P. Bos, De ziel en haar voertuig. Kok Kampen 2000).

(8) ‘Een vernieuwde Nederlandse Plato’, Friesch Dagblad 26.04.00 (review of Plato, Verzameld Werk. Nieuwe, geheel herziene uitgave van de vertaling van Xaveer de Win bew. d. C. Steel e.a. Pelckmans/Kapellen en Agora Baarn 1999).

(7) ‘Pneuma’, in: A. Laks et al. (eds.) Der Neue Pauly  9. Bd. (Tübingen 2000) 1181-1182.

(6) ‘Galenus van Pergamon: geneeskunde en filosofie in de tweede eeuw na Chr.’, Lampas 31.5 (1998) 386-394 (with a summary in English).

(5) ‘Zeno of Citium’, ‘Cleanthes of Assos’, ‘Chrysippus of Soloi’, in D. Zeyl - D. Devereux - Ph. Mitsis (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy (Greenwood Press, Westport CT 1997), 135-139, 143-145, 576-579.

(4) ‘Oikeiôsis: Morele Ontwikkeling en Sociale Interactie volgens de Vroege Stoa’, in F. Geraedts - L. de Jong (edd.), Cogito Ergo IV (Historische Uitgeverij Groningen 1996) 181-194.

(3) ‘Galenus over de zetel van het verstand: medisch experiment en filosofische traditie,’ Gewina. Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde, Natuurwetenschappen en Techniek 18.3 (1995) 230-242.

(2) ‘Natuur en norm: de ethiek van de Vroege Stoa’, Epimedium 32 (Utrecht Dept. of Philosophy 1990) 4-12.

(1) ‘Chrysippus in Galenus’ De Placitis II en III’, in: G. Vandenakker et al. (red.), Filosofiedag Utrecht 1989, Filosofische Reeks nr. 31 (Eburon Delft 1990) 200-205.


Studies in Galen in the context of the NWO-funded research project ‘Human Nature: Medical and Philosophical perspectives in the Work of Galen of Pergamum,’: e.g. monograph Galen of Pergamum commissioned by Routledge for the Ancient Philosophies series (to appear in 2016).

- Early Stoic fragments edition project (directed by Keimpe Algra). Our aim is to produce a new scholarly edition replacing the still standard but outdated collection by H. Von Arnim (1903-1924). The first volume will present the testimonies relating to the founder of the Stoa, Zeno of Citium. Also in preparation: Chrysippus’ On Affections: The Fragments with a Translation and Commentary (2017).


2015: four-years research grant (€ 750.000) awarded by NWO for the project ‘Human Nature. Medical and Philosophical Perspectives in the Work of Galen of Pergamum’ (Free Competition Humanities Programme).

2011 (Dec.): CEUT-degree in educational leadership

2007: senior qualifications in university teaching and in research.

2005: (together with prof. dr. Annette Merz) five-years research grant in the Utrecht University High Potentials Programme. Project ‘Habent sua fata libelli.” (€ 863.000).

2003: research grant for the NWO-project ‘Stoicism in Context’ (co-applicant; first applicant: prof. dr K.A. Algra).

2000: research fellowship Netherlands Institute for Advanced Research in the Socials Sciences and the Humanities (NIAS).

1993-4: visiting scholarship, Faculty of Classics and St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

1993-6: research fellowship of the Royal Dutch Society of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

1992: Praemium Erasmianum Foundation: Award for best Utrecht PhD thesis in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (1992).


2012-present: member of the board of the Dutch Classical Association (Vereniging Classici Nederland).

2010-present: member of the advisory board of International Studies in Ancient Moral and Political Philosophy (ACADEMIA VERLAG, St Augustin, Germany)

2010-2014: participant in the international project 'The Historical Roots of Early Christian Pneumatology' (subsection Greco-Roman medicine)

2008-present: honorary member of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition (Novosibirsk State University).

2007-present: member of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (Utrecht University).

2002-2008: member of the editorial board of Lampas (periodical for Dutch classicists).

2001-present: member ZENO (Research School in Philosophy and its Applications, Universities of Leiden and Utrecht).

1996-present: member of OIKOS (National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands).

1996-present: member of the CAW (‘Centre for Ancient Philosophy Leuven Utrecht  Leiden’).


Oct. 2013-present: Co-ordinator Oikos ancient philosophy research group.

Sept. 2013-present: Chair of the Board of Examiners of the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Sept. 2013–present: Chair of the Board of Examiners, Graduate School of Humanities (Research Master Programmes).

Sept. 2010-Sept. 2013: Director of Studies of the School of Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.

2007-Sept. 2010: Co-ordinator of the Research Master Programme in Philosophy, Utrecht University.

2007-Sept. 2010: member of the Board of Examiners, Graduate School in the Humanities, Utrecht University.

2003-2006: vice-director of studies, with special responsibility for the Master programmes, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

2002-2006: chairman of the Board of Examiners, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

2002-2008: member of the education committee of OIKOS (National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands).


Utrecht University

Undergraduate level:

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (introductory course)
The Good Life (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Aquinas)
Philosophical Greek
From Socrates to Wittgenstein: Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Graduate level

Emotion: Classical Sources of the Cognitive Tradition (Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Aquinas, contemporary cognitive theory and therapy)
Plato’s Timaeus
Plato on Justice: Plato’s Republic and the search for the Ideal Society
Scepticism and Cosmology: Sextus Empiricus, M IX (Against the Physicists I)
Scepticism: Milestones from Antiquity to the Modern Period and Their Relation to Present-Day Debates.
Politics and Morality: The Enlightenment.
Classical Readings: Virtue Ethics.

Natural Philosophy.
Tutorials: Stoic Moral Psychology, Aristotle, Epictetus.
Seminar 'Ancient Philosophical Sects' (with David L. Blank, UCLA).
Supervision of master theses

Doctorate level

Supervisor of PhD students: Maarten van Houte, Irene M. Conradie, Anna Ntinti, Claartje van Sijl

Radboud University Nijmegen

Undergraduate level

Ancient Philosophy
Introductory Course in Ancient Philosophy for classics students

Graduate level

Aristotle, Metaphysics


Jan.2009-Apr. 2015: Associate Professor (UHD) of Ancient Philosophy.

2005–2010: co-director (with prof. dr. Annette Merz) of the research programme ‘Habent sua fata libelli: “Text processing in the philosophical and religious movements within the Roman Empire (1-300 CE)’ (Utrecht University High Potentials Programme).

Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008: senior researcher and lecturer in Ancient Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

Sept. 2001-Dec. 2006: lecturer in Ancient Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

Aug. 1997-Sept. 2001: Classics teacher at Lauwers College, Buitenpost, Friesland.

Aug. 1996-Sept. 1997: Classics teacher at Bogerman College, Sneek, Friesland

Aug. 1996-Aug. 1998: temporary lecturer in Ancient Philosophy (part-time), Dept. of Philosophy, Radboud (then: Katholieke) Universiteit Nijmegen.

July 1993-July 1996: Research Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Aug. 1992-July 1993: Classics teacher, Praedinius Gymnasium, Groningen.

May 1990–May 1992: junior researcher (toegevoegd onderzoeker), Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

May 1986-May 1990: Ph.D. student (wetenschappelijk assistent), Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University.


For further information please contact Teun Tieleman at: t.l.tieleman@uu.nl.

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