Matthias Vorwerk


  • School of Philosophy
  • Expertise

  • Ancient philosophy
  • Plato
  • Plotinus
  • Neoplatonism
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Biography

    Matthias Vorwerk was born and raised in Detmold, Germany. After studies in Greek and Latin Philologies, Philosophy, and Education at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany) and the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), he received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Münster with a dissertation on the neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus. Before coming to Catholic University in 2003, he completed a post-doc at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.

    Dr. Vorwerk has been serving as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Philosophy since 2011. His research focuses on Plato and the Platonic tradition, especially Platonic myth and Plotinian metaphysics. He is currently working on an English translation with commentary of Ennead V.9 (5) "On Intellect, Ideas, and Being."

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    Plotins Schrift

    Plotins Schrift “Über den Geist, die Ideen und das Seiende” (Enneade V 9 [5]).

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