Torben Frey

Torben Frey

Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik

Studentische Hilfskraft Prof. Gutas

"Aristotle's Poetics in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance"

Torben Frey is a student of Classics at the Freie Universität Berlin, graduating with the Bachelor of Artsin 2015 in Philosophy and Greek Philology. In his master thesis (2019) he aims to clearify the philosophical question what difference the application of the Aristotelian doctrine of the mean on the virtues within the Aristotelian Corpus evokes. Indeed, it is important to differentiate between what is said and what is not said about the virtues in  Rhetoric,Book I, Chapter 9, in order to grasp more clearly what Aristotle himself takes to be the most difficult points of his project in the Ethics where the doctrine of the mean is applied on the virtues. This application can be observed in the Arabic translations of the Aristotelian treatise De Virtutibus et Vitiis