Sara Magrin

Associate Professor of Classics
Laurea Padua 1998
PhD Padua 2003
PhD McGill 2010
Research Interests: 
Ancient Philosophy, especially Hellenistic Philosophy and Plotinus
magrin_s [at]
Office / Location: 
7216 Dwinelle
Office Hours: 
Spring 2020: Tue 1-3 pm

I am interested in ancient epistemology and psychology, and my current research focuses on Plotinus. I am working on a book-length manuscript tentatively titled With the Whole Soul: Plotinus on Animal and Human Forms of Cognition and Desire.

Select Publications: 


Scetticismo e Fenomeno in Sesto Empirico: La Critica ai Grammatici e ai Retori, Napoli: Bibliopolis 2003

Articles and book chapters:

“Plotin et la ‘doctrine secrète’,” in Dimitri El Murr (ed.), La Mesure du Savoir. Études sur le Théétète de Platon, Paris: Vrin 2013, pp. 335-378

“Theophrastus, Alexander, and Themistius on Aristotle’s De anima III.4-5,” in Robert Wisnovsky, Faith Wallis, Jamie Fumo, and Carlos Fraenkel (eds.), Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Culture, Turnhout: Brepols 2011, pp. 49-74

“Sensation and Scepticism in Plotinus,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 39 (2010), pp. 249-297