PD Dr. Philipp Brüllmann
Philipp Brüllmann is an Assistent Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at LMU Munich and Junior Faculty Member of the "Munich School of Ancient Philosophy" (MUSAΦ). He studied musicology and philosophy in Tübingen and in 2007 he received a Ph.D. from the Humboldt University of Berlin with a thesis on the concept of the good in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. From 2006 to 2012, he was academic staff member of the Collaborative Research Centre "Transformations of Antiquity" at the HU Berlin. His research focus is on ancient and contemporary ethics.
As a Junior Researcher in Residence, Philipp Brüllmann will be working on his Habilitation ('second book'), which deals with the reference to nature in Stoic ethics. The goal is to put the discussion about this reference on a new basis by showing that it suffers from a lack of reflection on the concept of grounding ethics in nature. By offering some general considerations about this concept, the study will contribute to our understanding of both Stoic and ancient ethics in general.