Professor of Philosophy | University of Copenhagen
Leo Catana is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Division of Philosophy at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication of the University of Copenhagen. His main research interests are ethics and political philosophy, as well as the historiography of philosophy. Within these fields, Catana is mostly interested in virtue ethics, both ancient and modern, and in forms of self-organisation within political communities, including the one found in the ancient Athenian democracy, which remains an important source of inspiration for the modern, representative democracy. His publications include Late Ancient Platonism in German Eighteenth-Century Thought (Springer, 2019), The Concept of Contraction in Giordano Bruno’s Philosophy (Routledge, 2017), and The Historiographical Concept ‘System of Philosophy’: Its Origin, Nature, Influence and Legitimacy (Brill, 2008).