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I am currently in the UK getting a MA in classics but would like to completely switch over into classical philosophy for my Ph.D.

The problem (and Ive only been looking for a few months) has been I am finding only the top tier schools or nothing that matches.

Any recommendations for mid-level universities with a focus in classical philosophy!?

Also, I am focused on Aristotle so anyone with an Aristotelian focus in virtue ethics would be great!

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On 3/24/2011 at 1:23 PM, ForeverLearning said:

I am currently in the UK getting a MA in classics but would like to completely switch over into classical philosophy for my Ph.D.

The problem (and Ive only been looking for a few months) has been I am finding only the top tier schools or nothing that matches.

Any recommendations for mid-level universities with a focus in classical philosophy!?

Also, I am focused on Aristotle so anyone with an Aristotelian focus in virtue ethics would be great!

try looking at the catholic universities in the states-- fordham maybe? marquette? they usually have their ancient and medieval down pat

boston college has a few aristotleians, but i'm not sure if they do ethics so much (one does, but he teaches undergrads mostly)

also, maybe ask on this board

http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/101985.html?page=40#comments

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On 3/24/2011 at 1:23 PM, ForeverLearning said:

I am currently in the UK getting a MA in classics but would like to completely switch over into classical philosophy for my Ph.D.

The problem (and Ive only been looking for a few months) has been I am finding only the top tier schools or nothing that matches.

Any recommendations for mid-level universities with a focus in classical philosophy!?

Also, I am focused on Aristotle so anyone with an Aristotelian focus in virtue ethics would be great!

I would suggest looking at Penn, Georgetown, Virginia, and maybe Miami. Depending on what you mean by mid-level (i.e., these might be ranked too high for you to consider), Cornell, Chicago, WashU and Toronto are also good options. There may be some lower-ranked or unranked schools worth considering, but I'm not sure what those would be. Good luck!

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