Michael Lang

  • Graduate Student

Before coming to Pitt, I studied philosophy and classics and Purdue, and completed a Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary–where, among other topics, I studied ancient and medieval philosophy.

I have broad interests in the history of philosophy, but am especially interested in metaphysics and natural philosophy in Plato, Aristotle, and Neoplatonism. I am also fascinated by the history and philosophy of science; in particular, I'm intrigued by the frequent use of science to justify important philosophical theses–such as the rejection of substantial forms in the early modern period or the justification of materialism in our own.