CAS Munich Fellowships in the Research Group "Editing Metaphysics"
The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich is a forum for intensive international academic exchange. Its purpose is to promote cooperation with national and international Visiting Fellows who work closely on collaborative projects with LMU professors. In order to intensify cooperation between researchers at LMU Munich and leading experts from other universities, the Center has set up a major new program, the CAS Research Groups, and herein offers Fellowships in the Research Group "Editing Metaphysics".
The CAS Research Group "Editing Metaphysics" was successfully initiated by Professor Oliver Primavesi (Classics, LMU) and will commence work in October 2017.
The objective of this CAS Research Group is to prepare a new critical edition of the Greek text of Aristotle’s Metaphysics for the Series "Oxford Classical Texts". A full collation of all independent Greek manuscripts has already been undertaken and a specimen edition of the first book was published by OUP. What remains to be done in the first place is to establish readings of the two hyparchetypes (alpha and beta) for the remaining 13 books and to evaluate them from both a linguistic and a philosophical point of view. During the academic year 2017/2018, work will focus on the last books from chapter K 8 onwards, where the stemmatic relationships between the manuscripts seem to differ from those predominating in the previous books.
The aim of this program is to invite to LMU Munich internationally renowned researchers who can contribute significantly to the work of this CAS Research Group. Researchers will find an open and stimulating research environment in an interdisciplinary setting, not only in the Center for Advanced Studies itself, but also in the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy.
The Center for Advanced Studies will provide financing and organizational support for visits of between four weeks and six months during the period between October 2017 and September 2018. Travel and accommodation will be paid for, and an expense allowance or other compensation (subject to individual agreement) will be provided to cover operating costs or as recompense for any loss of income sustained. Guests will receive a workspace in the Center according to requirement and availability, and will have access to all its facilities.