Brad Inwood named the Lampson Professor of Philosophy and of Classics

Brad Inwood
Brad Inwood (photo by Michael Marsland)

Brad Inwood, recently appointed as the William Lampson Professor of Philosophy and of Classics, is a specialist in ancient philosophy with particular emphasis on Stoicism and the Presocratics.

Inwood’s major publications include “Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism,” “The Poem of Empedocles,” “Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome,” “Seneca: Selected Philosophical Letters,” and “Ethics After Aristotle.” He is currently working on “Later Stoicism 155 B.C. to A.D. 200: An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation.” From 2007 to 2015 he served as editor of “Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.”

A graduate of Brock University (Ontario), Inwood earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Toronto. Following postdoctoral research at Stanford University, he began his academic career at the University of Toronto. While at Toronto he served as chair of the Department of Classics and as acting chair of the Department of Philosophy. Inwood founded the university’s Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and served as director for two terms. He joined the Yale faculty in 2015 as a professor of Philosophy and Classics.

Inwood has been an invited lecturer at universities and for professional organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and held the Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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