Professor Marco Zingano

Marco Zingano is Full Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He holds his BA and MA degrees from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (Brazil), where he presented a MA thesis on Kant’s philosophy of history in 1987. He then obtained a PhD degree in 1993 from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; his PhD thesis, under the supervision of Cornelius Castoriadis, centred on the notion of prohairesis in Aristotle’s moral philosophy. He began his career as Lecturer of Philosophy at the University of Rio Grande do Sul from 1984 to 2001, and then moved to the University of São Paulo, at the State of São Paulo, where he currently is Full Professor of Ancient Philosophy. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses since 2001 at USP and is the leader of the research group on ancient philosophy there.

Professor Zingano is the editor of the Journal of Ancient Philosophy, an open-access journal ( and is member of Editorial Boards and Scientific Committees of a number of Brazilian and international journals and series publications. He published several papers on Greek classical philosophy in journals specialised in Classical philosophy and wrote books and co-edited volumes on this topic as well. His main interest centres on Aristotelian ethics but his works range from Classical Theatre to Byzantine Commentators and has extensively published on various aspects of Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy. He is currently preparing a book on the notion of non-generic unities in Aristotle.