Michael Lang

  • Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy

Before coming to Pitt, I studied philosophy and classics at 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.