Professor Gail Fine

Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy

I am a Visiting Professor of Ancient Philosophy. I also teach at Cornell University in the autumn term.


My main research interests are in ancient philosophy. At the moment, I am working especially on ancient scepticism, and on Meno’s paradox and its history. I am also interested in epistemology and metaphysics, and in early modern philosophy, especially the Rationalists.


I regularly teach most areas of ancient philosophy, at every level; I have also taught epistemology, and the history of early modern philosophy. Recent graduate level courses have included: ancient epistemology (Plato through the Hellenistic period), and ancient and modern scepticism. At the undergraduate level, I regularly teach a survey of ancient philosophy; Plato; Aristotle; and the Rationalists. I have also given tutorials in Mods and Greats.