Rik Peters

Rik Peters is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Social Thought and Classics, specializing in ancient philosophy and the intellectual history of the Hellenistic Greek world. His research interests include the relations between post-Aristotelian science, philosophy, and literature; aesthetics and ethics as they relate to the pursuit of knowledge; and materialist conceptions of the mind in Greek antiquity. His dissertation will focus on the ambivalent relation between wonder and knowledge in Aristotle, Epicureanism, and Stoicism.